Saturday, April 13, 2013

Cheers to the Boston Marathon

Just a quick update as I'm typing on my phone and I don't do well with these tiny keys. Anyway, I got to Boston this afternoon.  On the walk from the hotel through the cobblestone streets of the Beacon Hill neighborhood, I stumbled upon "The Bull and Finch Pub" aka Cheers. Although, I did not see Sam Malone tending bar, I did drink a Sam Adams 26.2 beer, the official beer of the Boston Marathon!

At Cheers enjoying a 26.2
The bar where no one knew my name is down the stairs 

Eventually, I made it to the Expo. Got my bib and shirt. The expo is basically in front of the finish line, so I got a pic.

Hopefully I'll be doing this on Monday afternoon!

That's about all for now. I need to get off my feet! :-)


  1. get some rest, and can't wait to hear all the details!!!

  2. When I visited my best friend Vera (aka my coach) in Boston a couple years ago, I went out for a run to explore Boston ... and I too randomly ended up by Cheers.

    Good luck on Monday!!

  3. Good luck! Cheers was rather under thrilling in my opinion, kind of more like a greasy spoon.

  4. I went there a long time ago with my dad. Thought the food was alright- I was too young to fully appreciate Cheers ;)

    How was the Sam Adams 26.2? Have a wonderful race tomorrow! Good luck!

  5. Good luck tomorrow! You are going to rock the marathon :)

  6. Have a great time tomorrow, Pete......I'll be out there by the fire station in Newton on the corner of Comm Ave, cheering like crazy!

  7. Hope you are safe - and recovering safely from your finish. No words for the sad situation.