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The Tale of Dick Chase's 2009 Boston Marathon

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Yeah, so I suck at keeping a Blog. I used to be great at it. Really. Check out Simmerstock or Honest Cuisine. Anyway, I kept up with all the training and I finished the 113th Boston Marathon. Here's what happened:

Late in the afternoon two Monday's ago, somewhere on Boylston street between Exeter and Dartmouth streets, a nice woman untied my right shoe, removed the timer chip that I attached the night before, re-tied my shoe, and draped a pewter finisher's medal around my neck. I made a short visit to the medical tent and then walked with Francie and Jason to the Arlington T station so Francie could head back to Sharon and David's in Brookline to get Samantha and Halle. Jason walked with me to the Westin to make sure I was OK, and I took advantage of the Liver Foundation's room on the 26th floor to take what may have been be the most wonderful shower of my life. 

And that was it. It was all over: Five months of training through a snowy cold winter; exhausting Monday nights at the indoor track in the MIT Johnson Athletic Center; monthly team meetings/pep rallies at the Westin; countless miles run between One Beacon street and Newton, around the Charles River and up and down the hills of Southborough. And, it's over.

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