21 April 2008

The Sweetest Left Turn in the World




After watching friends run Boston today from the comfort of my laptop, I'm more excited than ever to join them in 2009, as planned (fingers and shoelaces crossed). Here's an article from Runners' World today about the approach to Boston's finish line. My favorite all-time memory from marathon running is 2006 in Chicago, turning off of Roosevelt and onto Columbus. The crowd was going nuts, I was running 7 minute miles, and my wife and best bud were right there, completely ecstatic. There may have even been a tear or two.

I can only imagine what Boylston will be like in 364 days.

7 comments:

aharmer said...

You'll definitely be there to find out! What is the date of your race again? That turn is pretty special, especially when you feel as horrible as I did at that point!

Triseverance said...

Go get it.

Tri+Umph said...

See you there.

The Laminator said...

I can't wait either. I've had jitters the whole weekend about the race, felt so jealous that I wasn't running and ran an emotional 4-miler to commemorate the occasion. Never again. I'm running beantown next year and it's someone else's turn to be jealous.

I'll see you there, man. Hopefully, we'll catch each other before that famous turn!

Jess said...

You'll get it!

Greg said...

Chicago finishing scene is something special, and being a Chicago guy, I'm biased, but nothing compares to making that turn onto Boylston St.

It is a worthy goal and one I'm sure you'll achieve.

Nitmos said...

Your Boylston experience will surpass Chicago. Chicago was nice but there is something more magical about the Boston left and the roar of that crowd and the site of that finish line.

In less than a year, you'll know the feeling. You are easily going to BQ this year (well, its not easy but you know what I mean).