The Boston Marathon is probably one of my favorite days of the year in Boston. Usually, it is the day that brings our city out of the dark winter, everyone climbs out of their hole to welcome visitors and enjoy watching thousands of amazing athletes. It is a day that gets us excited, makes us feel alive, and motivates us into spring. This year we had a long winter. A really long winter. It just seemed to drag on and on and on…and on. Even into the marathon. It was a cold and rainy day.
We didn’t last long as spectators, only about an hour. But we did get to see the winners and elite runners pass. Watching the athletes run in those conditions was even more amazing and inspiring than in past years.