Saturday, April 17, 2010

Marathon Weekend

Sadly, Boston is rainy and cold this weekend.  The lousy weather is really a bummer because thousands of are descending upon Boston this weekend to either participate in the Boston Marathon (which is this Monday) or to cheer on the runners.  Boston is a beautiful city to get out and enjoy in good weather - there is really only one hill in downtown (Beacon Hill) and the city is exceptionally pedestrian friendly, but none of that will be appreciated this year because of the cold temps and precipitation.

In lieu of seeing the streets of BackBay chalk full of pedestrians mingling with runners for Monday's marathon, people will now be cramped in doors.   I would like to wish Paul, Joe, Josh and of course Matty much luck on Monday. I'll be watching the start of the marathon and the Red Sox game at a local pub (yet to be determined) before I work my way down to the Mass / Comm Ave intersection to cheer on all the runners.

About the Boston Marathon (courtesy of Wikipedia):
The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon hosted by the U.S. city of Boston, Massachusetts, on Patriots' Day, the third Monday of April. Begun in 1897 and inspired by the success of the first modern-day marathon competition in the 1896 Summer Olympics, the Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's best-known road racing events. It is one of five World Marathon Majors.


Anonymous said...

Thanks BosGuy for the good wishes. I'm getting nervous for tomorrow morning but so excited as well! It's exciting to be this close to accomplishing a dream!


Lauren said...

Despite the bad weather weekend, today turned out nice - thankfully. For the first time ever, I went downtown to cheer on the runners and take pictures. It was great. Hope your friends did well. Enjoy the game