I am writing this as they have just captured the last young man who was responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings. All day I was on edge and shaky, watching the man hunt on and off. Having good friends in Boston, and others living outside Boston only miles from Watertown, made for a day of prayers.
This past week has seemed to drag on and I am glad that the last suspect is captured, and I hope that many questions can be answered. I am sure that those in Boston and the surrounding areas are breathing a sigh of relief, to say the least. Too many have lost their lives this week, and too many have been injured, and I am ready for justice to be served.
I am also in awe with all those who are standing with Boston and have organized races across the nation in honor of the those who have lost their lives and were injured because of the bombings. It amazes me, how fast us Americans came together to stand with those in Boston. We are Boston Strong!! We will run again!!
So many individuals have had their lives changed unwillingly. It’s heartbreaking.
Spokane is having a community wide run in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 22, 2013 Monday at 6:30. It’s at Riverfront Park and everyone will meet at the runners. I will be wearing my Boston blue and yellow. If you can I urge you to participate.
I am late in giving an update on my 117th Boston Marathon experience, but I feel there is a lot to process, and an update isn’t important at this time. But I will soon have pictures and information on my Boston trip. This Boston experience means so much more to me!!
After cancelled flights, changing airlines, and sprinting through airports Marc and I made it home late Wednesday night, without our baggage. Our luggage was lost, but after some phone calls Thursday, we received our baggage. It was the first time in a long time using a manual toothbrush. I took for granted my great sonic care.
I had tears of joy when I saw my sister and nephew Thursday morning!!
I was overwhelmed with emotions when I saw them. The weeks previous events seemed to catch up with me, and all sank in. I was so relieved to see my family and friends again, and I can only imagine how those who can’t hug their loved ones again feel. I am still processing all that happened. And at times I am overwhelmed with anger and grief. Marc and I’s lives were spared, and I can’t help but feel guilty because of this. It’s all so heartbreaking!! But Boston stay Strong!!
Tonight I had to do some grocery shopping after work so I would have something to eat. I made a Mac-N-Cheese Casserole, Mexican inspired. I added some Chile pepper to it and some bell peppers with green onions. And it’s Gluten Free!!
It was delish and cooking I think helped me to process all that has happened. Cooking and running are always a great outlet for me.
I am ready to jump back into running. I did a couple runs after Boston. They were painful and short, but I was inspired by all those apart of the Boston Marathon Bombings. Tomorrow I can’t wait for a longer run. I am running for Boston!!