This week I have been thinking a lot about the Boston Marathon and all that happened there last year. For me it was one of those events where I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news. My daughter had asked for an American Girl Doll for her birthday so we had taken her to the store in Denver and then out to a fun lunch (where her doll could sit at the table with us, of course). I remember walking into the restaurant and every TV was on the news and everyone was watching it or on their phones checking something out. As we were on our way to the table I just caught a little blurb about the Boston Marathon and so I jumped on my phone to see if there had been an awesome finish or something like that. That is when I found out that a bomb had gone off and there were fatalities. I was in shock! I love to run and have ran many half marathons and will someday run a full marathon (it is on my bucket list). You have to prequalify for Boston and it is not easy. These are not just your hobby runners that go run a mile or two these are amazing athletes that train for months to get ready for such a race. I was so sad for the runners because I know the hard work that goes into a training for a half marathon and to tell you the truth the reason I have not ran a full marathon yet is because I can’t yet commit to the hours and hours of training you need. So many people finally qualified for the race and did not even get to run over the finish line. But most of all I can’t imagine being the spectators cheering on their family and friends. When you are running a long race like that the signs along the way are so encouraging and humorous. Also, when I am running in a race and I turn a corner to see my three kids cheering me on I always cry because it just warms my heart. So my heart still breaks for those that were just standing cheering and waving their signs to have their lives taken or limbs taken or whatever their injuries might have been. This week I hope everyone goes out on a run or walk and remembers those that had so much taken from them last year.
|Sarah is a mother of three children and a wife to a farmer. Make sure to check out her Facebook page, Farm Girl Fitness, for more healthy information and HA-larious personal posts.|