I noticed I was no longer sweating. This concerned me, but I was close enough to the end I figured I could make it.
To make things worse, I was getting passed by what seemed like hundreds of runners at this point. They were like a river running past me. I thought it was even thousands, but looking back and knowing my final placement, it was probably about 1,000 runners that passed me between the half and the end… […]
The Boston Marathon experience is, for the serious runner, the ultimate rush of emotions… excitement, fear, pride, and for first-timers, overwhelming. My first Boston experience is a memory I will hold onto for the rest of my years. I began running in my 30s and quickly became inspired by the challenge of distance running. I […]
Because there’s no way I could describe what it was like to experience Boston, I won’t even try. Instead, I’m just going to say “Thank You.” Thank you to mother nature for providing a day that was, though not ideal for runners, perfect for spectators and volunteers. Thank you to the Boston Police Department for […]
I saw a spectator with a sign that may be my all-time favorite. It read, “High five if you’re just doing this for the pizza.” I gave her a high five. It’s like she knows me.
After two miles, we reached an aid station. I was so thirsty my throat felt bone dry. I drank both water and Gatorade. After that, there were aid stations every mile. I drank more than one cup at several of them, but I always felt thirsty. It was that kind of day… At seven miles, […]