Go Northeast, Youngish Man.
Photo: Boston.com – Dana GiulianaI’m finally on my way to Boston. Oh yeah, I’ll continue to post daily. Here’s the official itinerary:
Iâ€™m closing out fifty-nine thousand details before traveling to Raleigh.
Angie and I will fly into Manchester, New Hampshire. Weâ€™ll head right to the Marathon Expo. Iâ€™ll offer a detailed, on-the-scene expo report (with a frank assessment of the shirt). Later, weâ€™ll dine with the painaholic Kestrou at Antico Forno in Bostonâ€™s North end.
Weâ€™ll attend the Womenâ€™s Olympic Trials in the morning, then spend time sightseeing. We plan to enjoy the Freedom Trail, Newberry Street, and the Commons. Later, weâ€™ll retire to our lodging outside Hopkinton.
I will blog live from the Boston Marathon on Monday. I can only offer text updates from the course this year, but I promise video by Monday evening. Think Wellesley, Scream Tunnel, and an event some twenty years overdue.
April 18th, 2008 at 12:26 pm
Yes! This is so exciting. See you in a few hours!
April 18th, 2008 at 1:18 pm
Sounds great (except for the Boston via Raleigh-Manchester part), wish I was in your shoes.
April 18th, 2008 at 8:17 pm
Like Luke after leaving Yoda at Dagobah, you now believe yourself “learned in the ways of the force”. However qualifying for Boston merely elevates you to “Jedi Knight”.
To truly attain “Jedi Master” requires mastery of pain at a higher level, my young friend.
Join me in the ways of the Ultra…
April 19th, 2008 at 6:22 am
The t-shirt will be lame, it always is. You HAVE to buy the official Boston Marathon windbreaker (the official one, not one from Adidas or anything) It is high quality and proudly displays you are a Boston marathon veteran. You will get comments from people every where you wear it for the rest of your life. It is spendy (last years were $90) but this is the textbook definition of a once-a-lifetime experience. Drop the dime. 🙂
I envy your attendence at the expo. Of the ~10 or so I have been too, Boston’s is the best, by far.
April 19th, 2008 at 9:11 pm
When you get to the finish line just keep running, it is only a 1-1/2 from Fenway Park and the Red Sox game starts at 11:05.
April 20th, 2008 at 6:41 pm
Well Brian, If I get to the finish line at 11:05am, you will surely witness my finish during Monday night’s Sports Center Top 10.
April 20th, 2008 at 8:06 pm
Good luck Dean! We will check your blog throughout the day. Thanks for the great visit!
Kat and Dan (Tucker and Weezer too)