Tuesday, April 15, 2014

#BostonStrong - Memory Miles

Despite the fact that I had strength training on my schedule for today (I did that this morning), I also wanted to stand in unity and join with the running community to do something in remembrance of the Boston Marathon Bombing which occurred one year ago today. Obviously I wasn't be able to go out and run 26.2 miles (although I am hoping I will be able to tackle that beast of a distance in just over a month), but I decided I could do 4.15 memory miles (to signify April 15th).

Not only did I take the time to pray for those who were injured and killed in that day's tragic events, as well as their families and friends, I also made sure to take the time to thank the Lord for the opportunities and abilities He has blessed me with along my running journey. I may never qualify for the Boston Marathon, but as a running community we support, defend, and run alongside one another.


I also continually wear a reminder of that day on my ankle. We received bracelets in our goodie bags from the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon last year (unfortunately I have TINY wrists, so the "one-size-fits-all" option does NOT fit my wrist, but does fit my ankle) and haven't taken it off since getting it.

Today we remember, together we run #BostonStrong.

{PS My pace wasn't too shabby either, especially for not having a run on the calendar - Mile 1: 8:59, Mile 2: 8:35, Mile 3: 8:19, Mile 4: 7:31, and the last .15 Mile: 6:47 pace}

1 comment:

Jac @ Running in the Bike Lane said...

I did a remembrance run today, as well. Prayed for the victims families and thanking God for the many survivors. Praying for calm in the city of Boston. Felt good to run today!