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April 20, 2015

Last Wednesday was Alistair’s school’s Art and Music night.  The art teacher works with each grade to create original pieces which are then displayed around the school, and the music teacher works with the third grade to put on a recorder concert.  Although he is in third grade, and did a great job in the concert, Alistair has asked me not to post the video.  So here are the photos 🙂





On Saturday I ran another 5k – this one put on by the BAA, and right through the heart of Boston.  We started and finished on the road between the Boston Common and the Public Gardens, and we crossed the Marathon finish line at the 2.5 mile mark.

With 10,000 entrants, it was by far the largest race I’ve participated in.  By, oh, about 9,000.  Holy moley it was crowded.  But the BAA knows what they’re doing, it was superbly well organized.  They even arranged for beautiful 60-degree sunshine.




They set us off in waves based on your average mile time, so needless to say I was at the back.  In fact the lead group was finishing as I approached the start line – I can’t even wrap my head around a 13 minute 5k.  So that was a chill factor.

The next chill factor was this hairpin turn; it was the only place on the route where you saw runners in both directions.  Everyone was giving each other high-fives over the Jersey barriers.  Awesome.



If you don’t think you’d get a thrill over crossing the Marathon finish line, I beg to disagree.



The tee shirt and the medal are great, too, but nothing compares to the experience.


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