Throwback Thursday: Determination and the Boston Marathon

I'm two hours away from a consultation with my orthopedic surgeon on the hip that's hampered my running since a month before the Boston Marathon. I have not run since Boston due to the hip pain that I felt throughout the race.

Believe it or not, I haven't really looked at my MarathonFoto shots other than the one I posted shortly after the race with me draped in a space blanket. Perhaps being reflective, I looked at my shots and found my favorite part of the race; turning from Hereford onto Boylston. I'd tossed the space blanket just before the corner. I was not about to walk down Boylston, and despite being soaked to the bone, I didn't want my finish to be wrapped in a blanket.

If you look closely, you can see rain in the photo that looks like snowflakes. I would have gladly taken a light snowfall over rain and wind. Determination seemed to motivate my training coming off injury, and despite the outcome this afternoon, determination will likely define where I go from here.


  1. Good luck wiht the doctor! Hope it is nothing serious and you are back on your super fast feet!


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