Today was an amazing race day. The Broad Street Run is an incredible 40,000 person 10-miler that takes runners through Philadelphia straight down Broad Street. A few weeks ago an article was circulating about how amazing race spectators are— which was proven again this morning. On a surprisingly chilly and overcast morning, spectators came out, slowly at first and then as the sun burst forth so did they. They were on the front steps of their homes, in front of their churches, drinking margaritas and giving high fives. I even saw a patient right inside the front door of a hospital holding a big cheer sign. They were playing music and giving cheers and smiles, encouraging everyone to just push a little harder. And they were cheering for Philadelphia. For this amazing city that put 40,000 people on the street today, unafraid and decked in red socks, singing along to Sweet Caroline at the starting line. Each runner received this sticker (above) to wear over our hearts. I wore it with pride, carrying Boston and all the other emotional elements that come with a race like this right in my heart. Seeing the other purple Team in Training shirts, the bibs for the Boston fund, and the memory ribbons from the American Cancer Society were motivators as I continued to push harder. And the hard work paid off— earning myself a PR, great runners high, and an absolutely fantastic day. Congratulations Broad Street Runners!