This Is What I’ve Missed

by altardy on May 6, 2012

This is what I’ve missed the most while not running a race in almost 2 months—the great people who you get to meet and hang around with while you are doing something you love.. 


Mark and Charlie are a father son team running the race.  Mark is a Marine and I think one of the great things about running is that age has no bearing and you can enjoy a sport with your kids. 

 Julie, Susan, Sharon and Donna are proof that family–and friends– can enjoy a race day.  In doing a lot of races each year you also start seeing people who you recognize from races, but you’re not sure where.  Donna and I spent many parts of our conversation going over the races we’ve done and which one we might know each other from.

I am always excited to meet people who are at their first race.  Suzanna and Cynthia were doing just that on Saturday.  They came and ran better than they had anticipated.  I told them that the combination means “we gotcha” and “welcome to our world”.  A perfect day for two friends.

John is a marine who was stationed in San Diego and has just 6 months ago come to New England.  I had to make sure he knew his first winter here was nice but not to be expected next year.  

The race was a great race for a great cause and all that came enjoyed their time in South Boston.  For me it was the feeling of a race day and the people who I’ve been missing for almost 2 months.  “Thank you” to those that came and a special “Thank You” to all those in the armed forces for your service to all of us.

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Hi Al,

It was great to meet you at the race. Charlie and I enjoyed the race. I think we will be doing many more together. Thanks for posting our photo.



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