First, happy birthday to my wonderful lady, and thanks for tolerating me.
Second, I ran my 5th consecutive Boston Marathon. It was... eventful. I had the performance of my life, running a significant personal record, only to have that elation come crashing down with the bombs at the finish line. All my direct friends were OK (a husband of a runner friend had ear damage, but it only involved a delayed flight and nothing bad). My race report tells much more. Feel free to contribute to the One Fund Boston for the victims in this tragedy. I'm more resolved than ever to return to Boston for 2014. If they wanted to make people give up, they picked the wrong crowd; marathoners don't give up.
Congratulations to my brother David who ran the Boston 5k! Awesome job!