Monday, April 15, 2019

Not the Marathon Monday I planned

Today is Marathon Monday. My office is always closed on Marathon Monday and usually I'd be out enjoying the day and cheering on the runners. Instead I woke up sick to my stomach and spent some quality time with the toilet this morning. The culprit seems to be something I ate at a Game of Thrones viewing party last night. I was not the only one from the party who got sick which is how I narrowed down the culprit. I was thanking my lucky stars that I had the day off.

The weather was pretty awful in the morning with torrential rain and wind. I went back to bed (once I thought it was safe enough to leave the bathroom) and when I woke up a few hours later the rain had stopped and the sun was out. I finally felt well enough to eat a plain bagel and watch a bit of the marathon coverage. It's hard to explain the camaraderie of Marathon Monday. A man interviewed while cheering on his wife from the sidelines described it better than I can. He said he's from a small town in Oklahoma and Boston on Marathon Monday feels like a small town where everyone is friendly. I suggest you come experience it for yourself some time.

My stomach seems to have recovered but now I'm not the least bit tired since I slept all morning. I figured this was the perfect time to update my poor neglected blog.