Monday, Tax Day, Patriots' Day
BOSTON MARATHON DAY!
Today I have a number of friends lacing up this morning to live out their Boston Marathon dreams. As much as I wish that I could be lining the streets to cheer for each and every runner, it is not possible. The next best thing to being able to physically be in Boston today, is to virtually cheer!
Thanks to the wonderful team at the Boston Athletic Association, no matter where you are on Patriot's Day, you can feel the Boston energy. The live stream from Boston will start at 9:15am today (April 18, 2016). There are a number of divisions and start waves, but the first division to take off will be the Mobility Impaired division at 8:50am EST followed by Push Rim and Handcycles. The elite women take to the streets at 9:32 with the elite men and Wave 1 at 10:00am EST. The live stream can be found on the Boston Athletic Association website here.
All this is great, but with thousands of runners, how can you find your runner? The past two years I have utilized the Boston Marathon App's runner tracking on my friends in order to check in on them during their race. Yes, I was a total creeper on them but they love it! Sign up for runner tracking here and you will receive real-time info on each runner that you register to track. It will provide you with their splits and ETA at the finish line. If you know what they are wearing, you can watch the finish line stream closely to see them cross the finish line. Worst case, you can always rewind the feed slightly to the time that they crossed and re-watch the moment.
I decided that today it was only appropriate for me to wear my INKnBURN 26.2 shirt to show my marathoner pride. I hope everyone has a happy Boston Marathon day! I cannot wait to see all of your awesome pictures and hear your beautiful stories after you cross that finish line! <3