I love my job. Love love LOVE my job. But when I found out that Harvard doesn’t observe Patriot’s Day aka Marathon Monday, I was shocked. And depressed. The rest of Massachusetts, especially its schools and universities, celebrate the holiday, but Harvard continues to hold classes and remains open for business.
I’m attending a conference in Austin, TX Tuesday-Friday this week and taking a personal day next week to move, so it would be really unprofessional to take a personal day just to celebrate the Marathon. So, instead, I will be watching it from my desk. This is what I did last year and it ended up working really well until the bombing. We have nice big monitors that can support double screens – so on one side of my screen will be Boston Marathon coverage and the other side of my screen will be Boston Marathon coverage… I mean, the reports I need to write.
Even though my long run day was yesterday (8 miles – and I was able to keep my pace under 10 minute miles, weeeee!) but I still woke up early this morning to get in 3.5 miles around Pond Meadow Park. We start moving April 27, so I only have a few more runs in Braintree left. While this morning’s run wasn’t the Boston Marathon, fingers crossed that I’ll be able to get a bib next year and will be in Hopkinton this time on April 20, 2015.
Good luck runners!