First person account
Nothing but (very) warm memories of Marathon
HOPKINTON TO BOSTON - It is easy to sum up why I run marathons: the challenge and the experience. Some people like Sunday morning crosswords. I like a Sunday morning 20-miler. Some people like rock concerts. I like swapping race stories with other runners. So, despite forecasts of temperatures in the high 80s, it never crossed my mind to skip the 2012 Boston Marathon. Like almost everyone else who took to the course Monday, I embraced the challenge with equal parts anxiety, uncertainty, and runners’ humor.