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My Choice of Socks Brings Normalcy After Boston Marathon

I’m torn about which socks to wear for my fourth Boston Marathon on April 21. The same black over-the-calf compression socks as last year or the newer pink leg sleeves I haven’t tested on the full distance?

Obsessing about socks a year after a terrible bombing destroyed lives and the wonder of the annual Boston Marathon makes me feel insensitive. The more runners like me go back to our routines, however, the more normalcy we recover for our sport and the city that has hosted its most prestigious event since 1897.