last night i was driving home from the gym. (yes driving instead of walking or RUNNING the 1 mile from my house to the gym) and as i rounded the turn by the mystic river running path, i saw two skinny guys in matching track suits running. on my running path. and i’ve been to the marathon a few times in the last 12 years and yeah, these guys were totally competitive marathon runners.
there were competitive marathon runners on my running path. it’s so cool and exciting!
then i ran home and told smoggy and he was like, yeah, they’ve been around for a few days. which, WHAT. why didn’t anyone tell me? marathon runners are some of the coolest athletes in the world because they are like practically cheetahs! and if i knew that they were here, i would park myself on a park bench and watch them run and probably cheer every time they passed. (it takes about 8 times around my path to hit a marathon distance.)
so. the marathon is on monday. it’s one of boston’s biggest holidays and obviously this year will be bigger and better. and my cousin is running! so i’m very excited for him and for all the runners and all the spectators!
and yes, there was a crazy person who did something stupid on monday night but he was unwell and i am hopeful that the rest of the events over the next week will go off without further scares. boston is ready. they’re working to make sure everyone has a great time running and cheering. and also runners. some of the fastest humans on the face of the earth! will be here! and some of the most dedicated people who are not fast runners, but just set goals and stick to them. they’ll be here too! running! and walking! for hours!
so impressive. i’m so excited. to stand and clap and say woooooooh! all the day long.