Sunday, April 14, 2013

Pre-Marathon Weekend

Apparently I live closer to the starting line than any other entrant in this year's running of the Boston Marathon, earning me a runner profile on page 132 of the official Boston Marathon program guide, in which I reflect, "On April 15th we celebrate that single simple shared experience of running, which transcends all differences and distances." 

Walking down the street to check out the pre-marathon scene at the Common on Saturday, I was surprised to be greeted by this group of fans getting ready for race day:

The austere likeness of "The Starter," George V. Brown, was no match for the warmth of this marathon enthusiast:

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