Boston Marathon Family Style

ImageIt was a two-family affair heading up to Boston to cheer on Alice and Greg as they ran the 2012 Boston Marathon.  For the previous week, our runners received warning after warning about the temperature on race day so we were all bracing for the worst.  We surveyed the course on Sunday to establish where the cheering section would be and decided on Mile 20.  It had all the important elements.  It was easily identifiable to the runners, close to Panera Bread with a clean restroom, and included a shaded area for the kids to hang out and cool off.  The temperature did reach 88 degrees but we all managed to stay cool, even our runners.  What an incredible event to see.  The wheelchair bound athletes were truly inspiring and the elite runners impressive.  After Alice and Greg blew by Mile 20, we hopped on the T to Boston to meet them at the finish line.  Somehow we managed to meet our runners and hold on to all our children amidst the throngs of people.  Alice and Greg finished the race in style on a hot day and we all had a great experience.

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