Don't ever tell me I'm not "allowed" to do something. You can attempt to persuade me with logic. But forbid me from doing something? That's an invitation. And that's what I'll be thinking about today, on April 16th, the 40th anniversary of women running in the Boston Marathon.
I hope to offer explanations that shed new light on my story, and maybe shed light on the medal that will be given back to me when everyone realizes I did not, in fact, take the subway to the finish line at the Boston Marathon in 1980.