Last Sunday I ran (though running was a bit generous a term) Boston Runs to Remember, which honors those lost in service to the city of Boston (firefighters and police officers). It's a gorgeous event and the weather is pretty likely to cooperate. We started at the Seaport. Being mindful of starting too fast, I planted myself with the 12 minute milers and managed to get to mile 4 on a nice target (I wanted to finish in under 2.5 hours, though it was not to be). I moved to the walk-jog maneuver somewhere along the stretch of Memorial Drive. It was beautiful. Sunny and in the 70s. I bought new running pants (so this time I didn't lose my Charlie Card), and generally had a wonderful day. Just over 2 hours and 40 minutes.
Of course, now I need to sign up for another race. I'm doing the Corporate Challenge in June, but it is probably the most crowded race in Boston! There are a couple of bottlenecks that makes it challenging for a mid-speed runner to finish in under 40 minutes. Almost dangerously crowded. But Iron Girl should be in September and the Wild Fish One Mile swim should be in early August.
It's a great time to be active in Boston!