|I remember this from the Boston 3 Day!|
|love this historic building surrounded by skyscrapers!|
|WE ARE HERE!!!!!|
|small small portion of the wall|
|hallway outside of expo|
|banners in the hallway made great photo ops|
|bike racks in the North End|
While we waited we saw a lot of boxes from Mike's Pastry, so I googled it while we waited for our dinner. We went right over after dinner and scored some delectables. It was super packed, but we got in and out quickly and took them back to the hotel to eat.
Now, for my 5K pet peeves.
- Please do not line up at the 10:00 pace banner if you plan to walk.
- Please do not line up before the 10:00 pace banner if you plan to stop at the quarter mile mark and walk
- Please do not elbow me as you run by, a simple "on your right" works nicely
- Do NOT snicker at my tutu, being 20-something does not make you cooler than me
- Do not stop short in the middle of the race to hug your friend! Look before you do it, so that you do not kill any innocent runners!
For real, it was chaos! The announcements made it very clear how to find your pace banner, there were almost 9,000 runners, and I lined up at the 10:00 mark. I am more of an 11:00 runner these days, but I always start out fast, and I KNEW that it would be like this, so I moved up. As the race started, a boat load of people filed in as we were walking to the start. I tried not to judge, but I could tell that some were not going to be running. The bottle necking was INSANE, because many of these people never intended to run.
I have no problem with walkers. I don't care how fast or slow your mile is, you cover the distance, it counts for me!
You should never line up with people faster than you if you plan to walk.
OH and do not walk 3 abreast, it is impossible for people to pass you!!
my shins hurt the first 2 miles. I had to stop twice to stretch. At the one mile mark, I stopped to take a pic for some girls failing at a one mile selfie.
I stopped to take this pic at mile 2.5 or so. It was the Marathon Finish. OMG we ran right over it. It was crazy emotional!
The crowd at the finish was unreal. I didn't even attempt getting water right away, I just went for the bling!
I showered at the hotel, and while the hubs checked us out, I signed the Marathon Map in the lobby.
|this was before the race...|
Have you run Boston?