Well, as much as I want to talk sweet roasted kabocha squash right now, I just can’t get my brain to get there.
I want to do more for Boston. I want to share some stories. Share how we can help.
She wrote a really good recap about the experience here.
My friend Pavement Runner has organized a global #BostonStrong event. There will be virtual runs all over the country this coming Monday.
Find out all the information and where you can find a run close to you here.
There is a local San Diego one going on.
Here’s the Facebook page for it.
And here’s an email I got from Kim. She ran 10 miles of the race with her friend and was stopped 1/2 mile before the finish line. A pretty incredible story. Here full story is here on her blog, but here’s the email she sent me.
My friend had asked me to run the last 10 miles with her, so I cheered runners on at mile 16 until I saw her and I jumped in and ran the rest with her. We were running at a very slow pace with a few people that she worked with.
We stopped at mile 24 to check in with her charity and wait for a few people to catch up and took this picture:
Thank God we stopped and continued to run at that pace because I snapped this picture at mile 25 at 2:45pm….5 minutes before the first explosion.
We ran another .6 miles before we were stopped by authorities. We had no idea why we were stopped but you can imagine the rumors that were spreading through the crowd. It was terribly frightening. Here is a picture of where we were stopped:
(This picture is from the ESPN website)…
The chaos was crazy and something I never thought I’d experience at a race. My friend and I were able to contact her family to let them know we were safe and we found them on our way to Boston Commons.
We all made it out unharmed and my fiancé drove into Boston to come pick us up because all the public transportation was down.
You crossed my mind a few times especially after I saw Sarah (SkinnyRunner) at mile 16! I’m so glad you were safe at home with your family. It’s amazing how things work out.
Hope all is well in California!
Love & Prayers!
Here’s another email from my coach I got Monday as well.
And here’s a great article about traits of mentally tough runners from Competitor website.
I thought it fit well with all of this. As runners, we have to pull together and be mentally tough in a much bigger way.
RUN strong today. (If you are able.)
LIVE strong today.
HUG and LOVE strong today.