As I mentioned a few times I feel the bombings weren't an attack on runners, but an attack on innocent people. it could have (unfortunately) happened anywhere at any event.
Bunker Hill monument and I circa early 1990's
I've got a lot of memories in Boston because my Daad is from there, and because L also has ties to the area. Boston is a wicked awesome city.
Running the 2011 Boston Marathon with Daad & Tribu, and spending 4th of July 2010 with L in Boston.
What I'm doing to help...
I wanted to do something to aid the survivors of the tragedy, I have decided to donate one dollar for every mile I run for 2 weeks to The One Fund.
On a lighter note...
My Daad sent me some old photos recently which put a huge smile on my face.
Can you spot me in this photo?
1998 HS Cross Country Team
Powering through a drainage ditch. Belch.
I ran XC 2 years (sophomore & junior) in HS, was plagued with injuries and eventually quit to focus on music my senior year.
I improved a lot over the 2 years- my very first race in 1997 I ran 30:00 for 3 miles, and then was Injured the entire year. I was an expert at strength training & pool running and came back the last race of that season with a 24:00.
I still run like that...
The 1998 season afforded me more races & slightly less time being injured. I dropped my time to 20:59 for 3 miles. (I wish I kept better records of my times!) I was nowhere near the fastest runner on our team. I sometimes helped our team out being the 4th or 5th finishing runner on varsity.
I'm thinking this year I might finally run faster than 7 minutes a mile in a 5k & beat my 15 year old PR.
My Daad also sent me an old photo from a 10k he did in 1983, where he ran a 37:xx. I thought we look a lot alike in these photos :)
I wonder if any of my old teammates are still running races.
Running with a big goofy smile since the beginning.
I think "quitting" running for a while helped me physically. I'm sure my best days of running are still ahead of me if I stay injury free.
Did you run cross country or track in high school?
-I wish I had stuck with track in middle school. But all I did was 2 seasons of XC in HS.