Heading Back to Boston

Here, on March 21, 2014, just exactly one month from the Boston Marathon, I can’t help but think about a few things. One is what any runner thinks before a marathon – what, this soon? I wish I’d trained more. The other is, it’s been a year since… that?  I don’t have anything new to say about that that won’t sound…off. So I thought I’d post a link to the piece I wrote directly following the 2013 Boston Marathon and all the things that happened there. And maybe just take note of the picture, which our son David took. He and my wife Kris watched the race from Boylston Street. See the sign in the background, Family Meeting Area B? That’s where David and Kris came to meet me after I finished the race. Why didn’t I find my way to meet them, at the finish line on Boylston Street, so I could my friends finish? Anyway. We were so happy at that moment, as he snapped that picture. Race run, goal met, sun shining. One month to go and I’ll run the race again. I’m not in anywhere near the shape I was in this time last year. That doesn’t matter so much to me. I’ll admit, despite the brave words in the post I’ve linked to, and despite the fact I’m going back to run, I have mixed feelings about having David and Kristen there watching the race.

WHAT I TOLD MY SON THE NIGHT AFTER THE 2013 BOSTON MARATHON