ARTmonday: 10 Runners For Marathon Monday

It’s Marathon Monday here in Boston. The weather is gorgeous. There are tons of people out and about. It looks like it will be a very happy day. Here are ten artworks featuring runners in honor of The Boston Marathon. Enjoy your day off! (Yep, most of us get the day off on Marathon Monday.) Cheers.

Marathon Related Artwork Runners

Runner at Rest, 2015    Katherine Bradford
Fred Giampietro Gallery    Artsy

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Pyongyang City Marathon, 2012    Ari Hatsuzawa
Museum of Contemporary Photography    Artsy

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Track and Field   Nigel Parkinson, Jr.    Vango Art

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Runners    Nicole McHugh    Society6

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number 94 Black and White Marathon    Heather Blanton     Saatchi Art

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Marathon    Luke O’Bray  •  Society6

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Champion Girl    Alexandra Moskalenko    Saatchi Art

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Wheelchair Marathoner    Sabino Caputo    Saatchi Art

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I went running out into your yard    Christy Powers    Saatchi Art

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Running boy    Pedro Abreu    Saatchi Art

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Saturday Say It: #BostonStrong

MBTA Bus Displays Boston Strong Slogan

via Boston Magazine / Michelle Andrews

Good luck to all the Boston Marathon runners on Monday.
Sending love to the victims and their families.
And thank you to the many agencies and volunteers.

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Design Diary: Back Bay, the Day After the Day After

It finally hit me today. I slept in, wandered upstairs, and just kind of sat at my computer, with that feeling in my stomach. Thankfully, my husband had been able to come home last night, for a bit of family time—being reunited is good—and for a few hours of much needed sleep. He left again before dawn. The boys seem fine. The one that was in the area during the explosion takes refuge in the amazing law enforcement and hospitals we have here. He is energized by the presence of the police, the National Guard, and the SWAT vehicles. (Boys.) School reopens tomorrow. Baseball practice went on as scheduled tonight on the Boston Common. The Public Garden is in bloom. People are moving through. #BostonStrong


All was quiet on Beacon Street as I left my house this afternoon.


Walking towards Newbury Street on Exeter, like I do every day.
But today, there are a couple of abandoned blockades on Marlborough.


The major media team vans are parked on the Comm. Ave. mall.


News crews are set up in the middle of the street.
Anchormen’s noses are powdered.


Not much traffic.


School reopens tomorrow.
Teachers and parents met today about how to talk to the kids about it.


On Newbury, businesses are open, but access towards Boylston is blocked.


The sign said “Street Closed”, but the camera doesn’t pick it up.


Walked one block on Newbury to my CVS.
Behind, on Boylston Street,
is the Crate & Barrel and Starbucks near the second blast,
which you likely saw on TV.


Picked up and dropped off my husband’s shirts at the dry cleaners.
Normally it’s not something he’d dream of asking me, but in this case . . .


Turned around and walked down to Dartmouth.
Not particularly crowded, despite the gorgeous weather.


Plenty of tables open at Stephanie’s today.


People left flowers at the intersection of Newbury and Exeter.


Strolling towards Dartmouth.


A group of policemen in front of the Newbury Street Starbucks.


Some news activity at the corner of Dartmouth and Newbury.


A sign like that of dearest Martin.


And of course, cops here too.
That’s Old South Church to the right.
Across Boylston, with the flags is the Boston Public Library.


Boston is still beautiful.


Headed back home. Trees in bloom on Comm. Ave are lovely.


A little later I head to Boston Common.
National Guard (I think) in camo.
Police cars from as far as Cape Cod are in the vicinity.


SWAT truck is undeniably cool. And scary.


He runs off to baseball practice, undeterred by the spectacle.


I walk home through the Public Garden, which is blissfully free of all that.


The willows are surely weeping today.


But the trees still bloom.

Sneaker Alert: More Marathon Monday

N E W  B A L A N C E   x   B O S T O N

New Balance Limited Edition Boston 993

New Balance debuted custom heritage running shoes, the Boston 993, on Friday in honor of the Boston Marathon.

It’s a limited edition design, and  only 72 total pairs have been created – 36 women’s and 36 men’s. They’re available exclusively at the Tannery on Boylston, Boston.

Sneaker Alert: Marathon Monday

P A R T Y  @ P U M A

Puma’s stuck their senior director of merchandising, Magda Cardosa, in the window of their Newbury Street store today – on a treadmill –  in honor of the Boston Marathon.  Stop by and see her sweat.  There’s a sale and a party (yes, of course there’s beer and music). Details below!

The Puma Store, 333 Newbury Street, Boston

Boston’s BladeRunners will be at the DJ booth all day.

A the end of Cardoso’s 26.2 mile jaunt, PUMA is throwing a soiree (everyone’s invited!) complete with balloons, snacks, and drinks courtesy of Harpoon, and maybe even dancing.

Anyone who tries on a pair of PUMA’s new Complete Ventis or Complete Spectana running sneakers gets 26% off of any piece of footwear today.  You can also enter to win $50 PUMA gift cards, which will be raffled off throughout the day.