Keep Calm & Run On in Remembrance of Boston

Yesterday morning, like so many other people in the running community, I watched the elite marathoners cross the finish line in Boston. I quietly cheered on Shalane and Kara from my desk at work while thinking maybe, just maybe someday I’ll cross that finish line too.

Boston Marathon elite women at starting line

I won’t rehash what happened after because you already know. I will just say that my heart is heavy and I’ve been teary-eyed more than once in the last 30 hours.

I didn’t run yesterday because it was a weightlifting day, but I did get in 30 minutes tonight and thought a lot about Boston.

There’s really nothing I can say to make anyone feel better about this except that I am looking forward to my next road race.

We will keep calm and carry on while remembering Boston 2013.

Pray for Boston

I’m now onto Half Marathon Training Week 4 and feeling really good.

My back is really sore from yesterday’s weightlifting session where I completed:

  • Deadlifts: 180lbs x 5 (new max)
  • Bench Press: 80lbs x 4
  • Bent Over Rows: 35lbs x 5 (new max)
  • Pull Downs: 80lbs

Tomorrow is technically another lifting day, but I may take a rest and recover day instead.

I’m really looking forward to my run on Thursday because my Garmin Forerunner 210 arrived today! It’s plugged in and charging right now!



  1. April 18, 2013 / 8:58 pm

    Enjoy your run today with a new Garmin. I’m sure it will feel more meaningful in light of Boston. I know I’m running with both a heavy heart and more purpose since the attack.

    • April 19, 2013 / 12:34 am

      Hi Karla, you are so right, I thought a lot about Boston again tonight during my run. Most especially when more people than usual seem to smile, wave and say hi while I passed them by.

      I love the Garmin – it is such a great little device! I wasn’t sure if I would like it since I always used the RunKeeper app which works just fine, but I really like having the stats right there on my wrist!