I suppose that's why I had so many concerned friends. They were pretty sure I was in Boston Monday. Emails, Facebook messages, even a text from the ex-boyfriend to check on me! But I wasn't in Boston. I guess, thankfully, I decided I wouldn't have enough money to do three trips to Boston this year. But in my heart of hearts, I still wish I was there.
Since then, I have been back every year starting in 2009. During the Summer of 2009, I was lucky enough to visit Boston for longer than a day during a business trip. I was traveling with a group of two work friends and was in charge of all the food and fun! It was a whirlwind trip blended with work and play, but I knew then I needed to see more! I returned in May of 2010 to just strictly play and explore. Oh yea, and to attend my first game in FENWAY PARK! And what better first game in Fenway than Red Sox - Yankees!
So in June of 2011 it was back to Boston - this time, to RUN! The thought of being able to run part of the Boston Marathon course was almost too much for me! Actually running it, was simply amazing! The Boston 10k course is beautiful! Running through the best parts of the city - Commonwealth Ave, BU campus, Fenway, Kenmore Square. Just awesome! Read more about my first year here in Dreaming of Boston.
|Crossing the finish line, bag check bag, telling mom I finished & rounding the corner on Comm Ave.|
|Relaxing after the race in the Common, medal pics & random new friends!|
|The storied START line in Hopkinton...|
|Spirit of the Marathon, Ashland Clock Tower, Framingham Train Depot (with a train!), signs to the screaming girls of Wellesley!|
|Johnny Kelley Statue, Boston College, Citgo Sign (Fenway), and finally the FINISH!|
So I returned to Boston in 2012 for year two of the BAA Boston 10k...
|Boston 10k 2012 - winner Kim Smith, top center|
|Freedom Trail Run - Run and learn the history!|
|4th of July 2011 - history, baseball & fireworks on the Charles with the Boston Pops|
|Pick one, I promise, you will be very happy!|
I fell in love with the history of Boston, learning and seeing more and more each year. The history of our country, our beginnings, started there. Those streets are where we fought to be independent. When Boston says they are strong and resilient, do not doubt them. I love this city. I love it's people. I cannot wait to get back to Boston this summer!
|Boston Qualifying time...|
So, the goal: by age 50 (I'm 39), qualify to run Boston. I've got plenty of time!
See you in Boston!