You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Opinion

Jennifer Graham

The road ahead

Running culture takes a hit, but runners’ enthusiasm may intensify

Five years ago, a neighbor and I were cheering at mile one on the Boston Marathon course when a runner stopped and removed her long pants, revealing shorts underneath.

“My address and $5 are in the pocket,” she said. “These are my favorite pants. Will you mail them to me?”

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week