For most of us, April 18 is just an ordinary Monday.  Some may be scrambling to file taxes while others are receiving their returns.  But for a one group in Massachusetts, months of training and hours of mileage clocked during the unforgiving New England winter and has led up to this day.  Today is Marathon Day.

The streets of Boston will be full of runners and fans alike as the city traditionally shuts down to focus on the race.

For a lot of us, marathon running is a sport to admire and not necessarily in which to participate, but that doesn’t mean we can’t stay active.  Whether you want to dance to celebrate that tax return or jog on your lunch break, there’s something for everyone.

As we regularly do here at Sip & Savor, we encourage our readers to incorporate physical activity into a daily routine.  As an integral part of a balanced lifestyle, burning calories keeps you fit and provides both short and long term benefits.

Best of luck to marathoners and non-marathoners alike!