Happy Patriots Day to all my Boston friends! For those of you who don't know, today is Marathon Monday which is one of the best days of the year to be downtown. This is the day that hundreds of runners make their way through 26 miles to cross the finish line right in the heart of Back Bay where thousands (upon thousands) of spectators gather to cheer on their accomplishment. While I have never run a marathon (and likely never will) I can only imagine that the amount of pain that one must endure is second only to the pain (oh I mean joy) of childbirth. The fact that people do it year after year (run that is) really amazes me.
Today the little man and I took the T from our side of the river to join in the festivities.
Here we are down the alley from the finish line. You can see the jumbotron in the back tracking the runners.
Here we are near the prudential center getting out prize of the day, a much sought after blue balloon.
Eventually the little man joined in, shaking his cowbell and cheering on his babysitter J.S. who has been crazy enough to run the marathon 3 times.
Once the crowds got to thick to maneuver the stroller we made our way back home for a much needed nap. I'm going to say what I say every year....next year is my year, I will run the marathon. This is the 5th year in a row that I've uttered those words, somehow I doubt it will happen. Maybe by the time the little man makes it to college?
Congratulations to everyone who ran today!