Marathon Monday was such a great day to be in Boston! The weather was gorgeous–sunny and mid 70s–and everyone was in good spirits. That morning, I met up with my very first best friend Jessica. We were friends from kindergarten up until I moved at 13 years old. It’s so great to be able to pick right back up, even though we’ve grown up so much.
Before we started our day, we watched a little bit of the marathon coverage on TV. Seeing the female winner, Rita Jeptoo, cross the line was pretty incredible. You could tell her emotions were all over the place, from excited, to exhausted, to proud. Knowing how much of a feat just a half marathon can be, I was proud of her too!
Then, after seeing the male winner cross the line, we started our journey to go watch the other runners. First, we stopped for lunch in Davis Square at a place called The Joshua Tree.
For bar food, the menu had pretty good options. My salad was delicious but sadly, I was too hungry to take a pic.
After lunch we walked around Kendall Square and the MIT campus. It’s so refreshing being in a city bigger than Charleston. One difference in particular is the bigger buildings. Charleston restricts buildings from being taller than any church steeples. Needless to say, it’s they don’t get to be built very high. There’s something charming about the rule, but I’m still in awe of Boston’s architecture. The view from the Charles River is fantastic.
We headed over to Boylston and saw the runners coming in on the last mile of the race. It was as close as we could get at that piont in the day, but still so cool to watch. The sense of pride and encouragement from the fans was inspiring. I can’t imagine ever doing a full marathon myself–the half marathon in 2013 was enough!–but I am eager to start running in the warmer weather.
Earlier this evening, my fellow runner friend Ben texted me this picture. At first glance, I thought he was showing me the sign but then I saw the girl! Whoa! Major lookalike.
And of course I would hold a sign just like that. I wonder what this girl looks like without her glasses on! I should find her. 🙂
And as far as running goes, Maddie and I raced to CVS this evening for Easter sales. Cadbury mini eggs are our favorite candy and knowing they were now 50% was reason to buy a bunch.
Hmm…will 10 bags last us until December when the Christmas eggs come out? Let’s hope so!
Did you watch any of the Boston Marathon coverage? Have any of you run it?