The day was partly cloudy more overcast at times than others. The breeze was chilling but in the pack bearable.
With over 3,000 finishers, there was a good sized pack. Enough to keep mostly warm as we gathered for the start.
Fortunately, the pack filled in quickly and after the usual brief speeches and National Anthem, we were off. Heading up Smith St to the turn around point and then down hill coming to the State House guarded by the minutemen on top. It seemed like the State House was forever in front of us and not coming close enough soon enough.
Such are the illusions or delusions of a runner.