Running in Boston. But not running Boston

At the risk of the Boston tourism folks hunting me down and beating me with giant Red Sox foam fingers, I think the city can sometimes be a little … sleepy. So it was great to see it spring to life today. Granted, the weather was stunning, but there was also running in the air (I was going to say sweat, but that makes me feel gross).

I thought I’d make a quick swing by the finish line for Monday’s Boston Marathon. I’m going to be running across it tomorrow, at the B.A.A. 5K. When I do, I’ll at least feel as though I ran a marathon, so that will have to do for now.

It was inspiring watching excited runners taking snaps. (I was going to do one of those shots where I pretend to be running across the finish, but thought that would be a bit odd seeing as I was alone.)

This time last year, I wouldn’t have cared too much about the marathon, but all of a sudden I do. Funny how that happened …

Boston Marathon

It's a fine line.

Boston Marathon

Don't look up. OK, look up.

Boston Marathon

We like to watch.

Happy running to all the speedy folk! Stay cool.

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6 responses to “Running in Boston. But not running Boston

  1. I’m far from your city but would love to be taking part in this race too!! It’s a dream to get there one day… need to work on that qualifying time first 🙂
    Good luck in the 5km!!

    • Thanks!! I think the only way I’ll ever be able to run Boston is part of a charity team. Those qualifying times are off the charts! I figure if I continue to run at my current pace, I’ll be able to qualify when I’m in the 60-64 age group. Plenty of time to get it together, I guess. 🙂 You’ll get there!!

  2. Ah super cool photos. I live through others with Boston, I’m far away from a BQ. Hopefully someday I’ll get to come be a spectator! Good luck in your 5K!

    • I would love to actually watch the marathon itself too! I didn’t get to this time (although I’m kind of glad because it was stupidly hot). But next year, I’m totally taking the day off. You should use it as an excuse to come visit the city!

  3. Just saw the tweet – seems I should be saying congrats on the PR and not good luck. 🙂 Way to go!