While I would consider myself Category A, I've also been lucky enough to find myself in Boston several times over the past few years for the race thanks to my full-time job. Isn't it awesome when you get to work in the industry you love?!
We checked into The Westin Waterfront for our time in Boston and the New Balance branding began. While adidas owns the race sponsorship rights, New Balance did a great job branding the hotel, hotel staff, etc. and 'owning' their city.
And major props to my awesome colleague and 'driver' Emily! Not only is she from Boston and practically a built-in Garmin for us, she's run the race before (and knows the course!) and went to BC. Basically, we couldn't lose :) Plus, she put up with my horrible backseat driver tendencies. Enough said!
One of the coolest things we saw that morning was the group of Army men and women who walk the course every year. So motivational, emotional and exciting!
We were sweating just standing, cheering and watching!
After seeing her, we drove back to Hopkinton, grabbed lunch at Marathon Deli, and began the last drive of the course to pick-up our signs. One thing we had learned at this point? HAVE OFFICIAL VEHICLE PASS, WILL MOVE ROADBLOCKS.
Sam Adams 26.2 Boston Brew. Delicious!
You are such an inspiration to us all!