This weekend I was cleaning out my closet when I came across this poster. It was given to me as a Christmas present a few years back. Oh what peace and comfort it brought to my heart.
Boston Marathon 1937: Notice they are all running to run. No garmin, no fancy gear, not even a watch,
This picture represents the nostalgia of running. It represents the history, the glory, the heart, the soul, the passion, the SIMPLICITY, the unity, and the FEARLESSNESS of the sport.
Today I wanted to take time to share a few more pictures or rather a photographic TRIBUTE to running, specifically the Boston Marathon. May it bring you comfort and peace.
Two young women race elbow to elbow with approximately 600 men in Boston A.A. Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass., April 19, 1967. Officials tried to pull the women out of the start line but were stopped by a protective cordon of men. (AP Photo)
David C. McKenzie of New Zealand wins the 71st annual Boston Marathon in a record time of 2:15.45 on April 19, 1967. McKenzie, first New Zealander to ever win a B. A. A. Marathon, lost his #8 number somewhere along the 26 mile 385 yard course. . (AP Photo)
Veteran marathoner Clarence DeMar of the Melrose American Legion Post crosses the finish line April 19, 1930 in Boston, Mass., to win the Boston Marathon for the last of his record seven wins. DeMar’s time was 2:34:48.2. (AP Photo)
Tomorrow we pay a tribute to running, for others, with others, and so much more. Tomorrow we change the purpose of running. It’s not about the miles, but more about the memories.
Be sure to check out Pavement runner’s post for more details!
Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen
This was a beautiful tribute. I am finally getting my running mojo back, and I am so happy about it. I’m still slow, and probably what many people would consider a ‘jogger,’ but if I say I’m a runner, I can be one, right? 🙂
Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)
I love the old school poster you found, it really does speak to the simplicity of running. And the Boston support runs have been amazing… I did one on Sunday evening and over 1,000 runners/walkers showed up!
that’s amazing! i just love that support!
beka @ rebeccaroams
I am a little behind, but I absolutely love this post. All your pictures – and that poster spoke out to me today. To just go . No watch, no ipod(I don’t run with one normally anyway), nothing but me, shoes, and the road. 🙂 This weekend, I may just do that on my long run and enjoy the feeling of being able to do something that I purely love! <3 Thank you for sharing.
running simplicity…the only way to run in my opinion. no time, no pace, no nada. just fresh air, and the pavement. I love your tribute, so simple, so perfect. XO
Jody - Fit at 55
Can’t write LOVE THIS enough times!!!! I so love that Fear one!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i thought you would like it. xxoo
Beth @ Miles and Trials
Beautiful. Thank you for posting this.
great photos! Thank you for sharing. And yay, for the men protecting the women in running.
i know, it’s my favorite!
Wonderful tribute! Normally I do not care for history but learning about the history of Boston is so interesting to me and I just can’t get enough of it. We are so blessed and the running community is so incredibly strong. I love it!
it’s the only history i truly am passionate about and wanting to learn more, agreed!
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
Lovely post, Lindsay! It’s so nice to see the running community come together like this!
it so is! and brings such COMFORT
Christa @ Edible Balance
my favorite thing about this post is the focus on getting back to basics. Getting back to the core reason why we do what we love; whether it is running, the food we eat, the life we live. It’s also about not living in fear of what *may* happen. We can’t live or survive in fear. Putting our trust in those around us and the God we serve brings us through whatever comes. I am so grateful to be reminded of that today. xoxo
Sarah Jane @Fit Betty
Awesome post! I love the photos, especially the women running the marathon 🙂
again, crying. THANK YOU friend for sharing these beautiful memories.
Wow, how powerful to look at the women’s images.
thank you for this LC. just what i needed after this past week here in boston. xoxo
The Candid RD
With that…..I’m off to run!!!
I’m so glad I have finally discovered my LOVE for running 🙂
Those are some amazing photos.
Danica @ It's Progression
Those old pictures are amazing…thanks for sharing them!
Such simple words, and so true! Thanks!
Sara @ Nourish and Flourish
This is such a beautiful tribute. <3 I was especially touched by the story of the men who protected the women running in the 1967 race. Wow. Do you know what year women were finally allowed to register? It's hard to fathom what it the sexism female athletes were up against just 40 years ago.
Running is such a beautiful sport, and one that can be done any time, anywhere. It's simple, and that's what makes it great.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend! <3
i want to say it was the following year. Crazy, eh? But in a good way!
I believe the first official year was ’72 that women were allowed to register— a few years after Kathrine Switzer and the ’67 runs. If you’ve not read her book- Marathon Woman, you should!! it’s amazing! 🙂
Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run
LOVE this!!!! Love the runner’s prayer, love the poster…love it all. <3 Such an amazing community.
I agree!! We are stronger now than ever before
She Rocks Fitness
Love the way you started this post…No fancy gear or watches…simple…and running to run. I love when things are simple in life. It makes you appreciate so much more. Thanks for sharing these memorable photos…XO
Exactly! Simple is where it all started.
Krysten Siba Bishop (@darwinianfail)
I thought you’d appreciate this!
Love it! Your posts are always heart warming! 🙂
Christine @ Love, Life, Surf
These photos are amazing Lindsay. A perfect tribute to running!
It is history at it’s finest. Looooove
beautiful tribute to running girl!! so many great moments in running history!
Jess @ Blonde Ponytail
What a wonderful recap/history lesson! Paying tribute tomorrow. Thanks for the lovely words!
Yay!! Savor it!!
Love everything about this post my friend, beautiful, simple and faith-filled yet again. <3
Makes me feel closer to you. xxoo
Lisa @ RunWiki
and plus, can you imagine running 26.2 in a sweatsuit like that? seriously inspiring… it’s probably too soon to find humor, but it’s the only thing keeping me hanging on right now… I’m sure I feel guilty and horrible as soon as hit submit.
I’d say it’s the perfect time for a little humor. And it’s appreciated! I bet she burned more calories that way too.
Love this Lindsay. Such a beautiful way to remember why we run.
A great reminder…everyday!
This is an amazing tribute.
Love this <3
Heather (Where's the Beach)
Love this post friend!
We’ll be running Boston Strong here in Tampa tomorrow! I love the story of the first women to run in Boston – bada$$es! xo
Have a beautiful run friend!
Those women changed history and I’m so glad they did it for the rest of us. <3 It's funny to think back when no one wore watches/garmins/etc. and just ponder the reason for why we are so fixated on them today. Loved this post!
I know!!!! Look how much it has changed. Good and all.
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)
This is a beautiful tribute. Thank you for this! I hope you have an incredible day my friend!
You too friend. Working.weekend and all!! And yay for half marathon training!
Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
I love this so much, I can’t really even put it into words. Thank you for sharing. 🙂
No words needed friend
Linz @ Itz Linz
Fabulous post, Lindsay!
Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile
Loveee this and the runner’s prayer. Beautiful!
It’s my favorite too
This was a beautiful tribute. Thank you. I love the old pictures and articles.
Me too! Such simple appreciation too
Michelle @ Eat Move Balance
Love that Runner’s Prayer. Have a wonderful Sunday, Lindsay.
my favorite words.. love it!