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Marathon City

Posted Aug 26 2008 4:23pm
The Boston Marathon is on Monday. As a result, Boston is full of tourists this weekend, carrying their orange marathon bags or wearing their blue marathon jackets. It's exciting, yet a little bittersweet -- I had a marathon number through a charity and had to give it up because of an iliotibial band injury, which still intermittently nags me.

I attended a conference for work this week at the Hynes Convention Center, which conveniently is also where the marathon Expo is taking place. During breaks, I sneaked down to the expo, had my running gait analyzed, saw Katherine Switzer (the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon), got free socks, and sampled many goodies.

It's all so exciting. If things are quiet at work on Monday, I might try to sneak out for a bit to watch the runners finish.
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