Well...that's a wrap. The 2014 Boston Marathon has run its course and the athletes have started to move toward home. We think it will take a while before the race can be put into a truly historical perspective but in our humble opinion, it may have been one of the most meaningful sporting events in the last decade. We knew April 15th would come and we'd have a full year between us and the terrible events of 2013 and we knew that heroes would be racing and spectating. What we didn't know is that a hero would actually win! To our enormous delight, we watched Meb put in the performance of his life. When he lifted the tape at the finish, he lifted all of us with it.
In the Coeur office, we almost went hoarse cheering for our Ambassadors who were racing. Emily came in at 3hrs and 4 minutes, Katie followed at 3hrs and 19 minutes and Melissa crossed in 3hrs and 51 minutes. All three exemplified heart and courage on the course and we send our most heartfelt congratulations to them.
This is going to be more brief today. I've got to go to sleep!!!
We had a much lower key day today. It was Easter Sunday, so we celebrated Easter with the kids receiving Easter baskets (with Lindt bunnies) and then took the train to our church in Cambridge. There were lots of runners there so it was fun to head to church with others out of town. It was packed!!! We enjoyed it and left feeling spiritually filled.
Coeur has three Ambassadors racing the Boston Marathon on Monday. They are all amazing runners and (most importantly), they are thoughtful, compassionate and amazing women. We've asked them to share the journey with us. Here's an update from Melissa.
Prior to arriving in Boston today, we stopped in Hopkinton. I had been disappointed in 2012 when I couldn't locate the "it all starts here" sign, prior to the race. It was just too crazy before the start, and we didn't have time after the race. So, it was important to me to go there this year. The fencing was set up and they were getting the start clock set up when we arrived. We only spent a few minutes here but I got my pictures with the sign.