Marathon Monday.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Happy Patriots Day to all my Boston friends! For those of you who don't know, today is Marathon Monday which is one of the best days of the year to be downtown. This is the day that hundreds of runners make their way through 26 miles to cross the finish line right in the heart of Back Bay where thousands (upon thousands) of spectators gather to cheer on their accomplishment. While I have never run a marathon (and likely never will) I can only imagine that the amount of pain that one must endure is second only to the pain (oh I mean joy) of childbirth. The fact that people do it year after year (run that is) really amazes me. 

Today the little man and I took the T from our side of the river to join in the festivities.
Here we are down the alley from the finish line. You can see the jumbotron in the back tracking the runners.

Here we are near the prudential center getting out prize of the day, a much sought after blue balloon.

Eventually the little man joined in, shaking his cowbell and cheering on his babysitter J.S. who has been crazy enough to run the marathon 3 times. 

Once the crowds got to thick to maneuver the stroller we made our way back home for a much needed nap. I'm going to say what I say every year is my year, I will run the marathon. This is the 5th year in a row that I've uttered those words, somehow I doubt it will happen. Maybe by the time the little man makes it to college? 

Congratulations to everyone who ran today!


alliwilli said...

As an "average-jane" who has run 6 marathons, I'm telling you that you can most definitely do it! The hardest part is the training, and making the time for it... Man, I don't envy you Heartbreak Hill though! ;)

Yummy Mummy said...

6 marathons??? Wow my hat is off to you!!!


Julie Q said...

glad you posted marathon pix :) I was too busy enjoying my day off (by shopping and catching up on tivo) so i felt guilty i didn't go

April Elizabeth said...

hopefully next year is not your year as you will be way too busy birthing a baby (babies) right around now.


however if plans change, i wish you luck training. i couldnt run a marathon if you threatened my family.

Polly said...

Yep hoping you have to miss out this time next year too. But I love the pics - what a fun day out.