Boston Strong

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I can’t believe it’s been one year since the tragic events that unfolded at the Boston Marathon last year.

I remember exactly what I was doing when I found out. 

I was walking out of where I had just gotten my taxes done (yeah I waited until the very last day…) when my phone started getting texts from friends asking if I had seen the news. They know I love running and have ran marathons myself. I turned on the radio in the car, and initially didn’t think it was as big as it ended up being. I thought, “Wow I hope runners are still able to cross the finish line.”

Once I got home I realized how serious the situation was.

I’ve written about why I love the running community, and it was never more apparent than in the days after the Boston Marathon. So many stories of heroes and people helping others emerged. It showed that you can still have faith in humanity, even after the most tragic events.

My mom and I are going to watch the marathon this year. I can’t wait to see if live and cheer on the runners. It will be an amazing day, filled with what makes the running community (runners and spectators alike) amazing. 

If you will be running, let me know! I’d love to look out for you. Once I make my posters, I’ll post a picture in case anyone wants to keep an eye out for us.

I’ll leave you with this quote, which is just so true:

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  1. Great post. I remember too finding out. It was actually because a family member called me just making sure I wasn’t there. But the running community is so strong and has rebounded so well. Have a great time next week, it will be an emotional day for sure.

  2. Very cool! If you saw my repost today from last year, you know it meant a lot to me. I was in NC for a half marathon and we finished and were driving to a friends place when we heard about it on the radio. We were freaking out cause we were tracking a friend who was near the finish when it happened. Luckily she was ok. So crazy!
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  3. I would love to go & be a spectator this year! I can’t believe it’s been a year as well- just seeing the images on TV and online, I can’t imagine what it would have been like to actually be there.
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  4. Amazing post! I felt kind of the same emotions about that after I had heard about that. I was actually planning on going for a run that day and changed my mind quickly when I read and heard about it. I may never qualify for the Boston but I’m glad everyone that does qualify for it still wants to fun it.
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