As is my usual Marathon Monday tradition, I will be "fake working" pretty much all morning and early afternoon today. I will be sitting at my desk, watching the live coverage of the race and tracking all my friends, same as I do pretty much every year. In 2014, when Meb won, multiple people came to my office because I was ... ummm, not quiet. I was so excited when I realized he was really going to do it.
The first time I got a BQ was probably the proudest moment of my running career. Happened at Twin Cities in 2010, and I promptly registered to run Boston in 2011.
It was my favorite marathon by leaps and bounds -- the history, the involvement of the entire city, the runners in town wearing their jackets, and the race itself. Totally amazing. I think I've qualified a total of three times (?), but I only ran it once, primarily I think because that day was so perfect that I don't really want another Boston memory. I don't think it could ever be topped for me.
Good luck and Godspeed to all the runners today. May the wind be at your back and the memories among your favorite of all time. I'll be at my desk and not working.