Today was very cool, to say the least. I get it now. I have experienced why Boston is different, the holy grail of marathons if you will. I don’t have the energy for a race report or sharing of stories. That will have to wait. Bottom line, 3 hours and 43 minutes! A PR by over a minute, and I qualified for next year! This was not the plan. It just sort of happened. More importantly, as a newbie at Boston, the spirit of this race, the passion of the spectators, and the will of the runners is positively overwhelming. It was, in a word, incredible.