The 2015 Boston Marathon starts in exactly five days as I post this dispatch. My cousin is running it, and Lisa and I will be watching it together for the first time and for the first time near the finish in Boston.
Like every year, I’m very excited to watch the race and to be part of the day. Today, I’ve also been rather sad, thinking about what happened on this day two years ago. An online friend wrote about her experience running the 2013 marathon, which reminded me of what that day was like, and it’s been hitting me harder than I would have expected.
This afternoon I’m doing a rare after-work run from the office, and I think I’ll head down to Route 135 and run part of the marathon course. #BostonStrong