Water Street

While in Boston this May I ran a half marathon – Boston’s Run to Remember.  This is probably as close as I will ever get to running “Boston.”  And it was…okay.

I hadn’t really been running, let alone training, and it was crowded.

Run-to-Remember-Crowd

Also it was hot, and also it was humid.  Props go out to people like The Running Peanut who run in a climate like this all the time.  I’m definitely spoiled out here in moderate Northern California.

Fortunately, I had no expectations for this race other than to get out there and do it.  I took it relatively easy and finished in one piece.  Others were not as lucky.

Towards the end I passed a couple of EMTs treating a guy that looked unconscious.  I don’t think he was, but he was that out of it.  It was a pretty scary sight.  Jason ran the 5 mile race, finished before me (obviously) and saw multiple ambulances leave with collapsing runners.  Apparently one guy literally dropped within feet of the finish line.

I stopped every once in awhile to take pictures.  This is the only one that really turned out.

Water-Street

A couple passing tourists looked confused when I stopped running and hopped onto the sidewalk.  So I explained to them, “Water is all I can think about right now. I HAVE to get a picture of this!”

Here’s one of those pictures that didn’t turn out as well, yet describes the race perfectly.

Tired-runner

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5 thoughts on “Water Street

  1. aww, you are sweet. thanks for the shout out. Yep, I can deal with humidity, but if you put a hill in front of me, I will likely pass out. Florida = flatter than a 5th grader.

  2. This is probably as close as I will ever get to running “Boston.” And it was…okay. — Ha. Love that line. That’s something I could have written – but I haven’t even run this particular race.

    • Thanks!! I’m gathering from your last few comments that you are a runner??? I always get unreasonably excited to meet other runners! I would love to run THE Boston race, but I’m just a little too slow for that. Okay, a lot too slow!

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