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 thinkingΒ 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!

 

2 comments

  1. Karla Bruning

    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.

    1. Kristina

      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!

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