Reflections on Boston Marathon – 5 years after the bombings

729950-1023-0003sToday marks the 5 year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

I remember April 15, 2013 so vividly. I remember the swell of emotions as I crossed the finish line that day. Euphoria. Pride. Satisfaction. I remember feeling like I was on top of the world, having just finished running 26.2 miles that had been years in the making.  The days leading up to the marathon had been so special and filled with SO MUCH fun. It meant the world to me to have my parents and my now husband, Scott, in Boston to experience it with me.

And then, just 11 minutes after I crossed the finish line, things changed in an instant. I heard an explosion, followed very soon by another explosion.  And my emotions changed to fear, worry and dread.

My 2013 Boston Marathon Race Report is here, if you want to read the details.

Today during my run I felt extra thankful to be healthy and happy and here.  I thought about the 4 people who lost their lives from the bombings and the aftermath, and of the countless others who were injured physically and emotionally from the bombings.  Peace, love and blessings to all who are running and spectating the 122nd Boston Marathon tomorrow.  I know the weather looks horrible and challenging. But even in the most horrible conditions, you are blessed to be healthy and happy and here. #BostonStrong

 

 

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