Thursday, April 18, 2013

Big thanks to the 25 runners who joined me tonight on the run.  I would also like to thank Claire A. for watching the bags, even though she ran her first marathon yesterday.

Boston will always hold a special place in my heart.  It is where I went to university (a very important time in a person't life).   I had finally left small town NY and was headed to the Big City.  The New England Aquarium was my first job at a public aquarium.  The Red Sox stole my heart as I studied for exams while listening to the fans at Fenway cheering.  I hung out in Hahvard Yahd and went clubbing on Lansdowne Street.  My roommate work me up at midnight on my 21st birthday and made me drink my first beer.  And the Boston Marathon ran by my dorm.

I was thrilled when Diary of a Dashing Fashionista suggested I lead a run in honor of the Boston Marathon victims.  Her post is much more eloquent than this one about the event.  Pavement Runner (based in San Francisco  CA, USA) started a movement to host runs in different cities on Monday 22 April to demonstrate the running community's support and commitment of Boston.  This is a global event in which you make a difference with your presence.

To quote Pavement Runner:

A run for us to unite and show our strength.
A run for those that were unable to finish.
A run for those that may never run again.
A run for us to try and make sense of the tragedy that has forever changed something we love.

Please join us Monday 29 April at 6.15pm for 6.30pm departure at Hyde Park Corner.  Wear blue and yellow (and your Boston sports gear).  It will be an easy 5K as we would like the event to be accessible to everyone.  London Marathon competitors feel free to turn up in your medal to cheer us on.

You can RSVP here on Facebook.  We hope to see you there.  I will be the girl in the Red Sox cap.

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