May 14th: New developments continue to surprise. The group of runners I encountered in Santa Monica soon after my return from Boston got in touch with me and invited me for dinner. This was the group I saw all wearing “Stay Epic” t-shirts, with “Nothing can keep us down. Boston 4-15-13” on the back of the shirt. I now own my own shirt. And I met the original Epic Man.
The story is best told, by my host, in this blog. The Epic Man has quite the story of his own about running Boston – well, let’s just say it involved a lot more than running, but take a look for yourself:
Recalling the first tribute run I attended upon my return, the one at the Manhattan Beach Pier, a young man spoke of his uncle, a Redondo Beach man, who would be spending more than two months in a Boston Hospital. His name is John Odom and here is his update: John Odom Recovery Fund.