The 1976 Boston Marathon was called The Run for the Hoses. The 2018 Boston Marathon could be called The Run for Shelter!! Wow!!! The day was both miserable and exhilarating at the same time…miserable weather but an exhilarating sense of success and accomplishment. Congratulations to all who endured this battle with the course and with mother nature. How did we survive? Most took personal responsibility and did all the right things. Thank you all for being smart and safe. I was able to cap off the day with running the course myself for the 46th time and I have to thank seven friends who joined me for the trek – Joshua Cohen, Matt Auger, Nick Wishart, Eric Gilsenan, Jason Todd, Brent Richardson and Sarah Reinertsen (last few miles). And, of course thanks to my brother Bob and dear friend Ron Kramer who “crewed” for us along the course once again. It was great to have DMSE Sports's Christina Martin out along the course taking great photos of us waterlogged runners. What a reception we got at the finish line with family and friends including Joan Benoit Samuelson and Meb Keflezighi and Bill and Denise Richard, the parents of Martin Richard. They are so kind. We will all remember this one for a long time.