Today, I’m experiencing Boston on the other side. Last year it was my turn to conquer those famous 26.2 miles, this year I’m pretty excited to be on the spectator side. Last year the spectators and support on the course was incredible. The temperatures were sweltering but the spectators stood out there cheering us on, handing us ice cubes and frozen sponges and showering us with their garden hoses. In fact I pretty much ran from garden hose to garden hose to stay cool. The smiles, and cheers and hand squeezes made those challenging moments just a little bit easier. And the Team In Training volunteers who were there almost every mile to cheer us on, give us salt packets and encourage us…amazing.
So this year I’m excited to be out there and giving back. I hope my cheers will help someone through a challenging mile, and the GU and water at mile stops 10 and 15 will help fuel someone through those 26.2 miles. I’m looking forward to cheering on the Team In Training runners as the run in honor and memory of loved ones much like I did last year because they are really adding the most meaning to those miles.
If you are in Boston be sure to take some time to cheer on those runners! If you’re not check out, http://www.baa.org/ for the most up to date race results. I have no doubt that Twitter will be full of updates and Instagram full of photos! I’ll be at mile 10 and mile 15 throughout most of the day before heading down to the finish…if you are near by stop by!