Anyways, I wanted to make this trip about the race, but also about family and visiting Boston. Too many times they come to see me race and that's it. And, since I wouldn't be in Boston without them, I wanted to have them there and make this fun for them, too.
So, Friday morning, my parents came and met us in Boston.
|My mom and dad with the kids outside of the aquarium.|
|Lobster roll and clam chowda - yum!|
And then it was all about checking in at the expo.
|YES!It's official- I'm running!|
|Hmmmm... will I be accepted into "Pure Running Heaven"?|
So, we planned a more relaxing day for Saturday. Kicking it off with a sightseeing tour on a duck where the driver, bless his soul, even let the kids drive for awhile.
|Linc ready too duck it up - quack! quack!|
|Hunter at the helm - help us!|
Then it was another lunch and off to the finish line. I know that race day will be crazy, crazy with people and I wanted to see it and soak it all in before the big day.
|Me and my monkeys|
|Lincoln scoping out his spot on the grandstands.|
|Me, Hunter and the finish line|
|Me and my pop - the man who introduced me to running by running himself.|
|The swan for our swan boat ride|
|Yes, first duck boat tours, now swan boat tours.|
And being right around happy hour, we headed over to a pub where we knew everybody'd know our names for a drink.
|Can you spot the special marathon brew?|
|Dinner = lobster dinner|