Are you a runner who, despite running marathon after marathon has struggled to qualify for Boston? Perhaps you’ve been plagued by one injury after another? Have you become fixated on the amount calories burned on the treadmill? Or have you been so hung up on race times that when conditions have not been right you have lacked the confidence to execute what your training has prepared you for? If you can relate to any of these things, then you can relate to Elizabeth Clor.
By morning Elizabeth is an avid runner. By day she works as a marketing professional. By evening she is a writer, wife, and pianist with an awesome zebra obsession. Recently, she added the “competed in the Boston Marathon” to her long list of accomplishments. Boston was the final destination of an eight-year journey. Along the way she learned to overcome mental obstacles and injuries, adapt to conditions as they change, and to enjoy the process.
In her recently released book, Boston Bound, Elizabeth shares her journey from her Boston Qualifier to the Boston Marathon. Spoiler alert: The weather was horrendous, but was she devastated? No. For Elizabeth, running Boston was a proxy for so much more.