Today a work colleague offered me the chance to run the Boston Marathon 2012 (without qualifying) via a special sponsorship/fundraising entry.
I thanked him but declined. One of my brothers had run Boston several times to which he qualified each time. I think my qualification time right now would be a 3:35 marathon to which I'm not even close.
Somehow, I felt that if I did accept, I didn't belong as I didn't "earn" my entry. Odd. I guess that would be sort of like going to Kona by winning the lottery.