S: boston marathon 2011
BC: the worldest oldest annual marathon we run this town.
FC: BOSTON 2011 The adventures of Emily and Elaine
1: April 16th - 19th Marathon Day: April 18th | WELCOME TO BOSTON!
2: MARATHON FEVER We arrived in Boston saturday afternoon, but the Boston fever started before we even crossed the border - our plane was almost half full of marathon runners! But that was nothing compared to once we arrived in Boston and headed down Boylston street to the expo. People were like wild animals trying to get their Boston paraphenalia. Every person, store and restaurant was in marathon mode. The restaurants were booked, the hotels were full, and it wasn't just the marathon-ers that invaded Boston but their cheering squads too! | spot the marathoners... | back bay hotel
3: Looking good at the finish line! | even the church had Boston flags out
4: Trolley Tour | mmmm, lobster roll | To Do list: -see Boston -eat lobster roll -go to Quincy market -rest legs -find grocery store -spend small fortune at Filene's basement | sunday:
5: the Statehouse | the "pink house" | DOWNTOWN | "This area is a bit bumpy. It's not my fault, its not Boston's fault, its asphalt."
6: BOSTON HARBOURFRONT
8: The Boston Common | The oldest park in the USA, the Boston Common was once used for public hangings and cattle grazing. Today? It was the site of our premarathon 3km run, and also where we loaded the buses to Hopkinton.
9: Fenway Park | Home of the Boston Red Sox ...no match for our Blue Jays!
10: INVITATIONAL MILE sunday april 17th
11: GO CANADA! | Oh Canada, our home and native land... | Canada's Bobby Orr -what a dive!!
12: EATING... | MENU Maggiano's Vlora Atlantic Fish
13: Post-marathon dinner at Atlantic Fish...best crab cakes in town!
14: RACE DAY - April 18th | Step 1: Eat. (27$ kettle?) | Step 2: Line up for school buses to Hopkinton | Step 3: Arrive in Hopkinton. Pee in woods. | Why is he running already???
15: Step 4: Athlete's village | Step 5: Eat some more. | Step 6: Go to start line | Step 8: RUN | So stylish | Step 7: pee...again.
16: looking good! | ??? | On Route
17: Wellesley girls... you hear them before you see them | The Boston College Boys....
18: Citgo sign - 4 miles?? | Almost there... | FINISHED!! | 4:00:07
19: and we were just a hair behind Mutai... | The results: MENS Geoffrey Mutai - Kenya - 2:03:02 Moses Mosop - Kenya - 2:03:06 G. Gebremariam - ETH - 2:04:53 WOMENS Caroline Kilel - Kenya - 2:22:36 Desiree Davila - USA - 2:22:38 Sharon Cherop - Kenya - 2:22:42 | "I go, I sprint and I win" | They even came to the after party | "In my dreams I am Kenyan"
20: PARTY TIME! POST-marathon party at House of blues | Hundreds of Boston marathoners jumping/dancing with their medals on after running 42.2 km = GOOD TIMES. We had a great meal after a beautiful race day, and the afterparty was the perfect end! Who knew we still had that much energy...
21: American Dreamboy - Ryan Hall
22: Special thanks to... | "Saving calves everywhere, one pickle at a time."
23: There once was a girl and her mom, And conveniently they both liked to run, Through Mississauga and Hamilton they both qualified and were headed for Boston, and in for quite the ride. In Boston they landed on the 16th of April, They dined, toured and shopped, and got their fill. But they didn’t forget that they had to run a race, So Monday morning they set out at a nice quick pace. The weather was perfect and the sun was hot, it was quite the sunburn that Emily got! With a little help from pickle juice they made it all the way, Crossing the finish line together really made the day. The crowds were something you never forget, Plus hitting up the after party once the sun had set! And even though they skimped on the jacket this year, Its our memories of the trip that I will always hold dear. Thank you mom for a wonderful trip.