Rhode Island

A Finisher’s Medal and a Cowbell – Brian Govednik (April 18, 2011)

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 in 2011, Govednik - Brian, M 18 - 34, Rhode Island

A Finisher’s Medal and a Cowbell – Brian Govednik (April 18, 2011)

In 2010 , like my now husband Brian, I came home from the Boston Marathon with a finisher’s medal. A year later? A cowbell. Okay, maybe I am simplifying things just a bit. The previous year, with Brian running with me, I also came home with more respect than ever for the toll a marathon can take on both the mind and body. And as an on-looker in 2011, I came home with such awe and respect for everyone out there pushing themselves through the grueling 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston. I think it’s awesome Brian and I met through our common love of running, and I enjoy going to the same...

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I never had to fight off any negative emotions. They just didn’t stand a chance. – Michelle San Antonio (April 15, 2013)

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in 2013, F 40 - 44, Rhode Island, San Antonio - Michelle

I never had to fight off any negative emotions. They just didn’t stand a chance. – Michelle San Antonio (April 15, 2013)

I usually can’t wait to write a race recap, and my recap of Boston was of course going to be no exception. But circumstances have obviously changed. Despite the emotional turmoil, though, I do want to get these thoughts down, because as time passes, I will forget some of the details – and I don’t want to forget them. I don’t want to forget all the awesome and uplifting moments of the day, because that’s what Boston is really all about. Yes, in some ways it feels wrong to be recounting the good stuff when so many are hurting – and will continue to hurt for...

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