I was very fortunate to be given the opportunity to participate in this year’s event. I was special on so many different levels. I was able to connect with friends, and meet new people along the way.
was in great spirits. The community
was very friendly, and welcomed us with open arms. Boston
|Packet Pickup & Expo|
The weather on Sunday was perfect. I was able to walk around
and enjoy the
sites. With thousands of people in town I ended up having lunch at a small
corner store which made outstanding sandwiches. Their seating was outside, and
I got a chance to do something I rarely get to do, relax and enjoy the scenery. Boston
There was lots of nervous energy in the air. The weather would be a bit hotter than expected. It was a perfect day for spectators, but a bit too warm for runners. We were off promptly at 10 a.m. The first 8 ish miles are a descent, so it makes for a very fast race start. If you are not carful here you can easily put yourself in a bad situation for the rest of the race.
The vibe given off by the crowd for the duration of the 26.2 mile run was simply unforgettable. There were thousands upon thousands of spectators all along the route. Spectators play a huge role during races. Athletes feed off their energy to keep them going. High fiving the children is one of my most cherished moments. Not only do we feed off their support, but I know we leave a great impression for them. Hearing the crowd yell when you high five a child is pretty awesome. You know that made the child feel like the top of the word for that moment.
|Mile 23 photo taken by my gracious host.|
This year as I made my way through the last couple miles I could feel the emotions of the crowd, and though I was not at
last year, I fell into the moment.
Adrenalin, and emotions were rushing through my body, and carried me to the
finish line. I cannot begin to fathom the feelings going through all the
athletes, and survivors running Boston
this year. Boston
As I crossed the finish line, and made the long ½ mile walk back to my gear check in I was in a state of satisfaction. Life could not be any better at that moment in time. I had come to
to show my support, and
had shown theirs for all that made the journey. I hope I can continue going
back to Boston
for as long as my legs allow me to. Boston
I’d like to congratulate all my running buddies who went out there and had an outstanding race. Several PRs were had on not so ideal running conditions. You guys are awesome!
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