For full coverage of the 2012 Boston Marathon events, check out this section from Runners World.
I stared at my computer screen watching some of the race online. Despite temperatures, hills, and tough competition, thousands upon thousands of people were still pushing forward when it could have been so easy to say "I quit."
I will never do a marathon like Boston as I've learned to embrace that running (especially fast running) isn't in the cards for me physically. If you're like me in that regard, we should be off looking for new things to try. Perhaps we can be the masters of a Zumba-thon! Or the people who walk around the mall the most times. The point is - not everyone has to be the best at something in order to achieve greatness. Each our our journeys, stories, and limits are different, and that is what makes the world so interesting.
Still though, it is always good to cheer others on: