Boston Marathon bombings won't define my first marathon

At mile 25.7, after already mentally penning my celebratory email, I hit a wall of dazed, shuffling athletes. I regret not finishing the Boston Marathon yesterday, but the bombings didn’t define my first marathon and they won’t mar this tradition.

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    Wellesley College students cheer the runners during the Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Mass., April 15. Blogger Whitney Eulich writes: The bombings 'will not be what I remember most vividly.' Among the cherished memories will be the Wellesley College students who 'had me laughing out loud with their witty signs listing all the reasons runners should pause and give them kisses.'
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