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Born to (watch runners) Run

20 Apr

I know people in New York and Chicago brag about their races, but for my money, there’s no better marathon than the one here in Boston.

I just love the communal feel of the day, and the way the route snakes through the suburbs before finally ending at Copley Square.

That allows people everywhere to really be a part of the race and make it a festive, fun day, even if you’re not running. Continue reading

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Runners, Take Your Mark …

19 Apr

Tomorrow is Patriots’ Day here in Massachusetts (one of my favorite days of the year), and in the city, it’s the day of the Marathon.

For the second year, I’ll be watching right outside my condo here at B.C., and I can’t wait. Continue reading

Go, Speed Racers, Go!

21 Apr

Living right on the marathon route has its disadvantages.

Knowing that Comm Ave would be closed at 9 a.m. today meant I had to leave New York — where I was for Passover — by 6 a.m.

Thankfully, at that hour, there’s not much traffic, so I got home around 8:30. Continue reading

Marathon Man

17 Apr

Here in Massachusetts it’s Patriot’s Day, which means we have a parade down Boylston Street to celebrate Tom Brady and Tedy Bruschi.

No, seriously, it’s a day to celebrate Paul Revere and those kinds of patriots. And more importantly, it’s the day of the Boston Marathon and an 11 a.m. Red Sox game — and another day off from work for me.

No complaints there.

I love Patriots Day; it’s one of my top 5 days of the year. Continue reading

20 Reasons to Love Boston

7 Jan

There’s nothing like a list to get people talking, and New York magazine’s recent list of the 123 Things to Love About New York definitely has me buzzing.

As a rebuttal, I thought I’d share some of the reasons why I love Boston. Here goes: Continue reading