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The Boston Marathon is running today. Now (photos).
My buddy Boston B is helping with crowd control, and the runners (some of whom will pass out and get sick). The Marathon is opening mark of Spring in Beantown for me (though some believe Spring begins on opening day at Fenway Park built in 1912 where the Red Sox play).
How many times we walked from the house, through a small park, to watch the runners of this marathon? Heartbreak hill just to the right (the hardest hill). On Com Ave, with Boylston Street, the end of the race almost visible, but still far off. College students hanging on all the balconies, drinking, cheering, people all up and down the streets. The night before the race, everyone eating mounds of pasta out at all the restaurants. "Carb"ing up (filling their body with carbohydrates = fuel.)
Some people won't finish the race; broken on the side of the road, hurt, cry, trying not to pass out. The body has its own ideas. The mind... has its dreams. Others just take their time; and you can see people running the route way after the crowds die back; people who may have promised themselves to to finish if they have to walk it, or crawl. It doesn't matter, people cheer them on, pass them Gator aid drinks. There is so much emotion in the air. The famous runners, the Olympians, the wheelchairs, the everyone and anyone person (all of us)--people who run and/or believe in setting goals, meeting dreams.
We've all been talking here how fast the past 4 months passed! In exactly 5 months, the Autumn season opens. Five (5) months... then into the Holidays. 2008 running fast. Maybe it is signed up for the marathon, too. If you see it go past, tell it to slow down. :)
Wish you were here: Pink floyd