Last night I had the pleasure of meeting a long-time colleague Christie at the StrollerTraffic NYC holiday dinner. Turns out, Christie has run the Boston Marathon five times! I asked her if she could name one favorite part of the race. Without hesitation, she told me about the wall of noise that hits you at the half-marathon mark as you run into Wellesley. She told me that any pain you might be feeling immediately dissipates and the sidewalks are packed with people. I pretty much started crying over my tacos in excitement. This is why I run.
I run to have memories like Christie has, to experience the wonder of doing something that only a small fraction of humans get the chance to do. And PS, her book Tap The Tree would make a fantastic holiday gift.