This Thursday Thoughts is brought to you, in part, by my mom. Yes, she reads my blog. :)
My dad has run the Boston Marathon several times but not since The Boston Athletic Association made some changes like splitting the start in two, moving the start time to 10:00am, and doing away with the Freedom Run. He thinks it's a travesty. I have run Boston in both eras and don't really think anything of the changes. I kind of like the two stage start. For me it has allowed me to run in the front corral several times. And I kind of like the 10:00am start. You don't have to sit around for hours and your nutrition is more like a "normal" marathon. Dad has said that if he ever qualifies he's not sure he'd run it again. He likes tradition.
Last night at dinner mom mentioned that one of the neighboring communities has decided to do away with it's Fourth of July fireworks display after this year. Considering I'm working this year and don't really enjoy fireworks, this doesn't really bother me. She thinks it's awful.
So, what traditions have gone away that you wish hadn't?