This Monday Boston takes a day off to cheer on the all of the amazing runners who show their hearts from Hopkinton to downtown Boston. My good friend and fellow blogger Jessica is running, and I'll be at the sidelines cheering her, members of my running group, and everyone else on.
-Dick and Rick Hoyt-the amazing father and son team that run Boston every year and will be getting a lot of cheers from me.
Just tell me this video doesn't make you tear up a bit
The distance race is a struggle that results in self-discovery. It is an adventure involving the limits of the self.
-Ultra-Marathons. I really want to take the plunge, and go far. The siren song of ultra-distances has been calling to me for several months now. Listen to this commentary on the limits of the human body, and interviews with ultra-athletes. How far can the body go? Should its limits be pushed? Can my body be a science experiment?
"We run to undo the damage we've done to body and spirit. We run to find some part of ourselves yet undiscovered."
-26.2 Secrets about the Boston marathon: That you don't know, here
A marathon is like life with its ups and downs, but once you've done it you feel that you can do anything.
- Free Swag: The Boston Marathon Expo runs all weekend, and has everything any runner could ever want for sale or fo' free!
- Run Barefoot? Christopher McDougall of Born to Run will be at the Harvard Bookstore 7pm Saturday April 17th. There is also a barefoot running workshop at City Sports Downtown Boylston from 8-10am Saturday morning.
- Or just be drunk spectator: Vox and JetBlue are having a marathon breakfast/cocktails at 9am on Monday, and all the bars along Beacon St. will be packed. Most Boston schools don't have class on Monday, so you can expect quite a bit of collegiate celebration!
- Know of any other fun events I should partake in??