"we will finish the race"

I can't promise this will be my last Boston Marathon post, but I will say I won't be talking about it much following this post. I just feel spent on the topic. It feels like it's all I can think about some days, and unfortunately it's something I'm going to have to think about and be associated with for a long time.
This month's Boston Magazine cover really hit home for me. It's helped remind me that I'm not alone with my unfinished marathon. There were so many of us. So many who trained for months, who dreamt of that right on Hereford, left on Boylston, who never got to see it. I'll admit, when training got rough and I got tired, I envisioned that right and left. I nearly heard the crowds bellowing in my ear.

I didn't get that. One day I will. Because we will finish the race.

You can buy your own copy of the magazine cover in poster form here. All proceeds go directly to The One Fund. I'll be hanging mine right next to me Boston via Hopkinton poster from Union Jack Creative.

I submitted my own shoe story to Boston Magazine, which you can read here. It's not a whole lot you haven't read before on here, but it's helped me heal.

Thanks for bearing with me during all of this. Really. You've all helped me pick up the pieces again. And while some days are worse than others, it's comforting to know I have so many people who care about me.


  1. Bearing with you?? No such thing. Talk about it for as long as you need to. I'm glad you don't feel alone. <3

  2. I agree with April. Don't feel bad for sharing your story and talking about your experience. That said, I'm happy that you're starting to feel back to normal.

  3. amen to what has been said before me. amen and a whole bunch of hugs. <3

  4. I love this and I'm so glad that it helped you to not feel alone. I think it's got to be so hard to muddle through, explain, and understand the mixed feelings that come with this...as a Bostonian, as a runner, as a BM runner, and as a citizen in general. If nothing else, this is going to make you stronger. I just know it...

  5. Thanks for sharing your story. Keep on running!


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