April 17, 2011

Boston Fever!

Mention Boston to any runner, and you probably won't conjure up thoughts of one of the oldest and most historical cities in the United States. More than likely, they'll be thinking of perhaps the most famous and prestigious road race in the world - the Boston Marathon, taking place tomorrow (well today, for those east coasters). Nearly every runner dreams of running Boston. To those of you there this year, congratulations! Soak it all in - the crowded start in Hopkinton, the screaming Wellesley girls, Heartbreak Hill, and the cheering crowds on Boylston Street. As for the rest of us, I'm sure we will keep dreaming : )
In the running world, "Marathon Monday" is basically a holiday (and a real one in Massachusetts!). A number of friends, both blogger and non-blogger, will be running tomorrow so I plan to catch as much of the action as possible. I'll also be pulling for an American win from hopefuls Ryan Hall and Kara Goucher. If you're interested, you can watch the marathon live on TV, follow your favorite runners via text, view live web updates, or catch free online streaming of the race. The excitement is in the air, and one day I hope I can experience it first hand. But for now, I'm wishing all the runners good luck from California!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so incredibly awed by all the people running Boston!

    Did you watch London yesterday or see the results? The winner was a 2.04!

    Scallywag x