Patriot’s Day (aka Marathon Monday)

It is Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts, which also means it is Marathon Monday, the day the Boston Marathon is run. For the weekend before the race, the streets around the finish line are closed to traffic and people walk around taking photos of themselves and friends. Most of us will never cross the finish line as part of the race. It is our chance to run, walk, of bike across this line. Many runners stop by after picking up their bib number and snap a photo before the race on Monday. When we ventured down on Saturday night, we spoke with people from various parts of the country and the world. It’s nice to see everyone coming together in peace. There are no politics here.

I’m in school the next few days but later this week, I’ll share a few more images of some rather distinctive people.

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18 thoughts on “Patriot’s Day (aka Marathon Monday)

  1. Lennon Carlyle

    Awesome post! Just saw the movie a few weeks ago of the bombing and it brought chills up my spine how Boston came together. What a monumental day for so many. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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  2. reocochran

    It is always exciting to be around races, Chris!
    We are getting ready for the Columbus Marathon. My artist brother, Randy doesn’t run but my professor brother, Rich, has been in a few Boston Marathons! I liked my favorite race of his was one with three states and it is at the corner of them, running over a bridge to an island and back. I was one of the designated drivers, water bottle and energy drink persons who studied the map the night beforehand so I could pass him the right thing at right time. We stayed overnight in Bettendorf, Iowa. Hope to read and see more pictures of this Boston Marathon 2017.

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    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Wow, I’m impressed your brother has run Boston. It is not easy to qualify for that one. You are like the energizer bunny getting all the water bottles and such at the right place at the right time. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. reocochran

        It has been fun since in my high school days, when Rich beat the freshman class record in long distance (someone else has beat that. . . ๐Ÿ™‚ ) He qualified for the Junior Olympic trials. His cross country team won state. . . As a girl, they started allowing them to run in the seventies, but I was already in so many things I didn’t consider this. I went to every running event for quite some time, carting around shoes, spare water, Hershey’s chocolate bars and orange slices.
        Rich ran at Cornell where he had the opportunity to run in Oxford, England. Not sure what level of medal he has.
        He ran as a Tarheel, while pursuing his Master’s degree.
        Yes, he now runs in the senior level. (Do they call them Masters!?) ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. milfordstreet Post author

        Your brother has had quite the running career. Good for him. I did a bit after college up until maybe 15 years ago. So you were his support person! That’s great! We were discussing “masters” level last night with friends. I think that is anything after college, but don’t quote me on that. Cheers!

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