Where it all began - Peter's BAA qualification card :-)
Boston Marathon course map - all 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston
Sunday 4/20 at the US Women's Olympic Marathon Trials in downtown Boston - Tracy and Michelle taking a curbside break
NYC women in Beantown for the Trials - Tracy, Michelle, Karen (oops, she's from IN), Emily, and Jen (holding the cowbell that was confiscated from Peter)
Karen and Peter at the Trials - the thrill of the "Thundersticks" soon wore off
Leader's pack, lap #1 - Deena Kastors is in the white cap in the middle
Turena Lane (#11) and the pack
Emily LeVan (#12, from the BAA), Casey Smith (#91), and Kristen Henehan (#100)
There goes Deena Kastors, winner of the US women's Olympic trials, in the lead at mile 25 enroute to finish!
Blake Russell, 10k specialist, enroute to her #3 2:32 finish and an Olympic slot!
Michelle and Emily spectating at the trials
Kathleen Jobes looking VERY strong enroute to the finish
Brunch at Tremont 647 after the trials - L to R: Gen, Chris, Peter, Kelly, Ramon, Leanna, Leanna's aunt, Emily, Jerry, Karen. Gotta love the private dining room!
Peter at the Expo - finally getting to run the Boston Marathon!
Kelly, Peter, Ramon at the Runners World booth at the Marathon Expo
Preview of what's to come - self-portrait at finish line, Sunday PM
Now let's get somebody else to take it - Peter at finish line, Sunday PM
Ugh! 5am Monday AM, race day - rise and shine!
Peter's bag on left, Ramon's on right. Since Ramon was doing the "double", Peter brought his bag out to Hopkinton for dropoff. The joke was that we were going to take out Ramon's warm clothing and substitute a pink tutu, but alas we didn't act in time!
Michelle, Debbie on Boston Common, waiting for bus pickup at 6:45am marathon morning
Peter on Boston Common, waiting for bus to Hopkinton
Amy Bensel - friend of Michele McKirdy - on Boston Common, 6:30am Monday!
We found Sandy! Sandy. Michelle, Debbie at 6:46am on Boston Common waiting for buses to Hopkinton
Three speedy women - Sandy, Debbie, and Michelle on the bus enroute to Hopkinton
Two speedy ladies (Michelle, Sandy) and Peter on zee bus from Bahston out to Hopkinton
Sandy, Michelle, Debbie at entrance to Athlete's village, Hopkinton high school
Peter in self portrait, entrance to Athlete's village at Hopkinton high school
So why was the Mass Dept. of Corrections a sponsor of the marathon?
Michelle in Hopkinton - Athlete's village
In case I forgot where I was or why I was there - Peter at start in Hopkinton (duh!)