The night before Boston.....

Twas the eve before the Boston Marathon

I only went for two dog walks this past week and in my mind that does not a Weekly Wrap make! So instead I am looking to the week ahead and will post this poem I created about the Boston Marathon

We have some friends running the Boston Marathon on Monday and they were our inspiration for this post....
Boston Marathon poem

T'was the eve before the Marathon and all through the town, 
the runners were restless and couldn't calm down.
Their race gear was laid out all in plain view, 
shirt, shorts, socks, shoes, and compression sleeves too!

The "Flat Runner" picture was taken. This was getting real!
 Minus the bib number of course (they didn't want anyone to steal). 

The race belt was filled with all sorts of fuel,
 Stingers, Chomp, Clif Shots, and Watermelon GU.

One last check of the weather was done.
They hoped for sun yet cool enough to run.

After carbing up and belly's were fed, 
they did some last minute foam rolling before heading to bed.

As runners fell asleep they dreamed of the race. 
Would they do well? Would they keep pace?

They thought of the course and how they'd get through.
They believed in their practice and to their training plan stayed true!

They hoped they wouldn't stumble, trip, or fall
but having to take a potty break would be the worst of all.

They pictured Hopkinton, Wellesley, and Heartbreak hill,
They knew when they were over it, it would be such a thrill.

The spectators would be out all holding their signs.
Some would be inspirational and some would be rhymes.

Some would hand out candy and the college kids would give beer. 
Some would just smile but all would cheer!

As they take the last right on Hereford and left on Boyeston,
their race would come to an end.

The race might be over but the pride will live on.
This wasn't just any race, it was the Boston freakin Marathon!

Good Luck Runners!

We are linking up with Holly and Tricia for the weekly wrap. Since I am posting from my 
 iPad I am unable to post the weekly wrap badge but I will try to add it later. Sorry.


  1. That's fantastic! I hope I can stream some of it from work ....

  2. So creative!!! I chuckled at this line "The "Flat Runner" picture was taken. This was getting real!
    Minus the bib number of course (they didn't want anyone to steal). " Hopefully less bandits this year!

  3. Fun poem! I'll be volunteering at the Marathon tomorrow - can't wait!

  4. Very cute! I love Marathon Monday!

  5. Well done! I'm ready to cheer on the runners while watching online.

  6. Awesome!!! I'm hoping to catch some of the action over my lunch hour

  7. This is such a cute post! I'm going to try to watch as much of it as I can today

  8. Here's hoping everyone running has a good experience!

  9. How much fun! I hope everyone who's running has a blast!

  10. Very creative! Good luck to all runners!

  11. Watching the Boston Marathon as we speak! Loved your poem!!

  12. What a great poem! I hope that everyone who is running Boston today meets their goals, but more importantly, has a great race experience.

  13. Great poem! Good luck to all the runners today!

  14. I'm watching it online right now so made the viewing even more fun reading this :)

  15. Nice poem! Im watching the race online. It's such an exciting day!

  16. This is excellent! I love it! Now that I read it here, I can't even begin to imagine the nerves the night before!! I hope everybody is having an awesome race today!

  17. LOVE THIS! Watched the elite finish on my lunch break today & it was INCREDIBLE the paces they were holding and how far in front the female finisher (name is escaping me right now) was!

  18. Very cute idea! Whoop whoop, Marathon Monday! I get so excited for Boston every year, even when I'm not running it :)))

  19. Runners trying to calm down. I know that feeling! I was able to "watch" the race while working this morning, but I'll still watch what I DVR'd.

  20. Awww...I love it! You know how I'm partial to poetry. LOL. I can't imagine what it would be like to run this race. But, I'd love to find out! Thanks for linking up!

  21. Oh my goodness how cute is this poem!! Awesome job and thanks for sharing! I loved it!

  22. This is so awesome! It made me a little teary (is that weird?). lol.

  23. Lookie there you and Holly amaze me with your ability to spit out a poem! I know I agree it's pretty freaking amazing!


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