Friday, April 22, 2011

A Visit to Boston

On Monday, April 18th, I had the honor and pleasure of running the 115th Boston Marathon. It seemed so long ago that I qualified for this race. As runners know, what you wear during a marathon is critical. Your clothes must be very comfortable for the 26.2 mile journey. I had three choices for a shirt, a singlet, a short-sleeved, or a long-sleeved shirt bearing the logo of the "26.2 with Donna - The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer". Based on the weather forecast, I decided that the short-sleeved shirt would be fine. As I made my way along the course I could hear shouts from the crowd of "Go Breast Cancer". When I ran close to the spectators along the roadside, many reached out for a "high five". The "Breast Cancer" shirt(s) have made some journeys far from Orlando, Jacksonville and Florida. On Monday the shirt, with me inside, crossed the finish line at Boston. Now we need to cross the "Finish Line" of Breast Cancer.