I also came across an awesome post from Runblogger who posted a video documenting the 2005 Chicago Marathon. I know, I know, its not the Boston Marathon, but once I clicked on it I watched the entire thing... all hour and forty-two minutes of it. It is really fantastic and inspiring. If you are too lazy to click on the link below, here is a brief review from their website:
I liked it so much Im re-posting it here:Spirit of the Marathon is the first film to capture the story, drama and ultimate essence of the legendary 26.2 mile running event.
Filmed globally in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia, the movie brings together a diverse cast of amateur athletes and marathon luminaries.
As six unique stories unfold, each runner prepares for and ultimately faces the challenge of the Chicago Marathon. More than a sports movie, Spirit of the Marathon is an inspirational journey of perseverance and personal triumph; a spectacle that will be embraced by runners and non-runners alike.
Seriously thinking about running a marathon after watching that. Did it inspire you??
I'm still feeling crummy, and might take the day off from running. Then again, Ill probably feel lazy a few hours from now and end up running a few on the dreadmill. We'll see....happy running!