Yeah, that's me, Mr. Thumbs Up.
After the race, I shared with Archie my sob story about missing a BQ by 65 seconds and he expressed sympathy. Then told me he'll be running his THIRTEENTH Boston next spring. He's 34 years old! Two years younger than me! But to make me feel better, he admitted he's slowed down some. He only runs 2:50 marathons these days.
Archie's a helluva trail runner. Won the WORS Series two straight years now.
I can make you feel better. I was 34 before I ran my first marathon. You'll get there and it will be worth the wait. If it were easy, it wouldn't mean a thing.