This past Saturday, we ran 18 miles on the Boston Marathon course. We ran essentially from the finish line, out to mile 17, and back. We carried a camera because Ryan Hall was in town, running the course for some practice, at the same time we were, and we were hoping to catch a glimpse of some greatness. We also wanted to take a picture of Heartbreak Hill to show you it's really not that scary, although the camera may be a little too kind, as the hill really looks flat :-)
This is Ryan heading up the first part of Heartbreak. What, in our opinion, makes Heartbreak so tough is that the road starts heading up, and then you reach a little plateau and you think you've crested the hill . . . .
However, the road turns right and heads up some more. It's definitely not the steepest hill on the course, but it is most certainly the longest for sure. During the course of our run, we probably saw about 500-1000 runners out there getting some coursework in. Running in Boston, especially on the course, at this time of year is AWESOME!
Post-run pic. :-) "Feels-Like" Temperature was 5°F.
We realized we had the same socks on. We love our Wrightsocks!
It was even so cold out, that we had a little unwelcome visitor try to sneak in the apartment and get some warmth. We only saw him once, but did not catch him. Hopefully he is back outside with his family, FOR GOOD!
Super Bowl Sunday! Who Dat Say Dey Gon' Beat Dem Saints?! Check out the old-school hat. (Ryan's dad has been a Saints fan for many, many years.)
This weekend we are celebrating Valentine's Day together by running the Martha's Vineyard 20 Miler on Saturday! It should be fun, and probably a little chilly!
Also, we will leave the Haiti comment drive open until Friday, when we will take the final tally and write the check! Thanks again to everyone who participated!!!