I decided to go encourage runners near Chestnut Hill as they were running toward their 22nd mile.
This is a short video to illustrate the intensity the Boston Marathon really presents. It is a different story when you watch it in real life rather than on TV:
Another event happening at the same time as the Boston Marathon was Mar’Mon, or Marathon Monday. I was not aware of this at all and found it quite amusing. Mar’Mon is pretty much an excuse for students to heavily celebrate the end of their year and their approaching finals on the same day as the Boston Marathon. I saw frat houses partying all day everywhere in Brighton and Allston. I found it very paradoxical to do that on the Boston Marathon Day, an event promoting, I assume, a healthy lifestyle rather than a “you only live once” student-party thing. But at this point in the semester, every student is tired and needs to let all the stress go, so, I guess this three-day long weekend is perfect to relieve any stressed or negative feelings.
One thing that is nice to do - not only during this special weekend, but anytime – is to go to Haymarket. It is Boston’s historic outdoor market where you can find the best deals EVER. Here is what I’m talking about:
- 4 potatoes for $1? Sold.
- 3lbs of bananas for $1.50? I’ll take them please thank you.
- A whole box of mangos for $4? Feels like Christmas!