I was in LA to visit my sister and we were on a hike on Monday. When we got back within cell phone range my phone was blowing up with texts about the Boston explosion.
I immediately looked up the news on my phone and couldn't believe it. I've been there. I've stood on that street and watched runners come in, watched my husband cross that finish line. I knew people who were there running that day. It was surreal.
So when I got home yesterday, I wanted to do something. So like many others I ran.
I ran 26.2 minutes. I ran for:
Martin, Krystle, and one unnamed victim who lost their lives. I ran for the many others who were injured, for the family and friends of those who were impacted, for the runners, for all those who rushed to help, and for the entire running community!
I wore this shirt on my run. I bought it at the Boston Marathon expo in 2011. It seemed appropriate. I look at those winged feet a little differently today and like to think those are angel wings.
Boston you are in our Hearts!
If you want to do more. Boston has already set up a fund to help those affected by the tragedy. Click onefundboston.org to contribute.