Tracking the Boston Marathon

On Monday, Patriot’s Day in Beantown, Colin’s brother ran in the Boston Marathon for the first time. Since the race is ultra competitive, and qualifying times are required, we were especially impressed that Jared would run such a well-respected race.

We spent the entire morning following his progress. The official Boston Marathon website allowed fans to log on and receive emails about the runners. But the emails were at least 3 minutes behind and we needed more up-to-the-minute details. Refreshing the actual webpage was faster, so Colin served as command center as he texted the family updates of time and distance until the finish line.

We pictured him pushing on among the masses (27,000 started), wondered how he was feeling, and anticipated when he would hit “Heartbreak Hill,” continually sending good thoughts that he would go all the way. It was an exciting event, even all the way across the country.

Congratulations for finishing strong, Jared! We could not be more proud. What an accomplishment! We only wish we could have seen it live.

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