After a bit of night time reading, I fell asleep dreaming of Boston. I guess it’s no surprise, after 9 years of chasing down this goal, that I have quite the collection of tid bits on the race. Last night’s article from the March/April 2000 issue of Marathon & Beyond was on recovering from Boston. It noted the excessive downhill of the race, something I must admit that I am not as prepared for as I’d like. Not surprisedly, the article also went into a long bit on injuries. The main point of the article, however, stressed the importance of having a post-race plan to minimize the feeling the blues and and losing focus after leaving the Patriot’s Day hype.
I awoke to find my usual smattering of SPAM and greetings from folks in far off places (listed in order of deletion, not importance). And of course, in the mix was a few treasures: emails from you, my dear readers. I treasure these. Did you know that? My comments and blog love mean so much.
The connections I’ve made over the years after my entry into the wonderful world of blogging has been phenomenal. We share so much with each other that it’s sometimes hard to believe that we’ve never actually met. And when we do meet, it’s fabulous! She Do Run Run, Greg F, Runner Susan, Magazine Smiles, Debbra, Running Stitch and the Family Stitch, Mia Goddess, 21st Century Mom, and The Amazing Hip: Wouldn’t you agree? If I’ve left you off the list, I assure you it was in error. Give a shout out, please.
This morning, I was greeted with a bit of Boston remembrance from long-time reader, Vince. Reading this email brought tears to my eyes. Yes, I am a blubbering fool. I immediately wrote back to thank Vince and ask his permission to share with you.
Vince is not a blogger…yet. I’ve been working on him for years. Anyhow, every so often he sends me wonderfully written pieces of advice, encouragement, and what-have-you’s.
This “Boston primer” was one that just had to be shared. If you have one you’d care to share as well, please feel free to post in the comments field. Alternately, you can email me: firstname.lastname@example.org