Saturday, April 14, 2007

Marathon City

The Boston Marathon is on Monday. As a result, Boston is full of tourists this weekend, carrying their orange marathon bags or wearing their blue marathon jackets. It's exciting, yet a little bittersweet -- I had a marathon number through a charity and had to give it up because of an iliotibial band injury, which still intermittently nags me.

I attended a conference for work this week at the Hynes Convention Center, which conveniently is also where the marathon Expo is taking place. During breaks, I sneaked down to the expo, had my running gait analyzed, saw Katherine Switzer (the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon), got free socks, and sampled many goodies.

It's all so exciting. If things are quiet at work on Monday, I might try to sneak out for a bit to watch the runners finish.

5 comments:

Urban Vegan said...

Very exciting, though I understand the bittersweet part. But you did the right thing! And you continue to inspire us all, so please take heart, VeganDoc. [pun only partially intended]

sp said...

What a tough decision to have to make. I hope I'm wise enough if and when the time comes to take myself out of an event if I'm dealing with a nagging injury.

Actually i'm struggling with a nagging Achilles injury. I took a couple of weeks off, but I still don't feel 100 percent. I guess I need more patience.

It's very exciting to be so close to the Boston Marathon. I hope you get to see some of it. I can only watch on t.v. and even then I find it exciting.

Megan the Vegan said...

I've been thinking about you today. It must be a tough day for you. Here's wishing your IT band continues to heal and you get a number for next years race. The good thing about the Boston marathon is that you know it'll will always be there for you when you're ready.

herself75 said...

on the upside, you didnt have to run in a noreaster!

KleoPatra said...

i can totally empathize!