Despite the miserable weather Monday, Erica Morin said she felt great after completing her first Boston Marathon and surpassing her $10,000 fundraising goal. Morin was running for Family ACCESS, a nonprofit that “provides a social safety-net for vulnerable families throughout the most critical years of their children’s development,” according to its website.

Two years ago, Morin’s husband, Greg, and Watertown resident Eleanor Miele were killed and others were injured after an SUV slammed into Sweet Tomatoes pizzeria in West Newton. The driver, Brad Casler, was indicted in September 2016 on two counts of motor vehicle homicide and one count of operating a motor vehicle to endanger. He is due back in court on April 26 for a pretrial conference.

Morin previously told the Tab  “When Greg died I just stopped … I just couldn’t run.”

However, after she started doing yoga, she slowly returned to running, eventually deciding to tackle the Boston Marathon, her 11th overall.

Morin said she finished in 3:52:01 after starting off at 10:50 a.m.

“The conditions were brutal and midway I knew it wasn't going to be a fast day, so I decided to just enjoy it,” said Morin by email. She added she was “So grateful to be a part of it.”

Morin said she would definitely do it again.

Raring to go on the relay

Laura Piscopo, 49, who was a specialist in the Army and served from 1985-1991, ran miles 16-19 in Newton as a member of the Military Relay Team.

“I didn’t think about the weather once we started running,” she said by email. “The crowds carried me with their enthusiasm and chanting ‘Go Army’ when they saw my Army cap and the baton.”

Piscopo, who also participated to honor her grandfather, ran the Newton stretch of the marathon with Army veteran Steve Wightman in about 33 minutes, she said.

Back in 1918, the Boston Marathon was held as a military relay race, according to the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.).

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of this relay on April 16, the B.A.A. chose 16 people with ties to the five branches of the U.S. military and to the eight cities and towns of the Boston Marathon course to pass a baton during the 2018 Boston Marathon, according to the B.A.A.

She said that during the race, “the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard ran as one team. Our camaraderie was strong. We are already discussing plans for a reunion endeavor, like that Boston Marathon next year.”

Piscopo said if she runs the entire marathon, she’d likely do it to raise funds for a veterans’ organization.

Patrolman Reid Larson honors fellow cops

After taking part in many “Tough Ruck” races, city Patrolman Reid Larson, an Army sergeant in the National Guard, this year decided to run to raise money for the Newton Police Memorial Association.

During the race he said by email he “was running beside my Lt. Jeff Boudreau and I said to him ‘I feel like I have hypothermia.’ At the end of the race I found out a lot of runners did not make it to the finish line due to hypothermia and then I knew I probably did myself. Quitting is never an option for me and I wasn't just running for me, I was running for my brothers and sisters in blue! I couldn't let my fellow officers down.”

He added that if “afforded the opportunity again, (he) would do the Boston Marathon again in a heartbeat.”