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Run For Boston

Posted Apr 16 2013 7:59pm
The tragedy in Boston is still heavy on my heart . I can't turn off the news, because I want to be connected and I want to hear when we know how did this.  But every time I see the finish line explosion I hurt inside all over again.
Today was a tough day interning too.  I wore my Women's Half race shirt in honor of the running community.
Today was also the day that I was to complete a big project of my dietetic internship - I was to prepare and sell my very own recipe.  I had been working on it for weeks.  I had to wipe away a few tears to start the day, but thanks to the help of our awesome cooks I got through it.  For my recipe I made two tacos and toppings.  I made baked tilapia tacos and vegetarian black bean tacos.
Guests had their choice of toppings including sauteed peppers and onions, fresh made guacamole, mango cabbage slaw, cheese, and sour cream.
I am very happy to report that my fish tacos sold out one hour before lunch was over.  Selling out is way better than being stuck with fish and tortillas that nobody wanted. I think I sold close to 60 tacos.

As soon as I got home I wanted to run.  I needed to run.  It was 85 degrees and I probably should have waited to run but I didn't.  I put on my Boston Red Sox hat (that I bought in Boston and wore at the '07 World Series) and ran.
It was emotional at first, but it just felt good to be out there. I thought a lot about the little boy Martin who lost his life and I felt the weight of grief and guilt that his father must be feeling.

Running is wonderful, but is there a selfish component of it?  I run for me. Kyle comes to my races to see me.  He doesn't want to get up at 5am and stand there.  But he does it for ME. I don't know how I could ever cope if something happened to him because he was waiting for me.  It is my worst nightmare. But then again maybe running isn't selfish? Runners log more miles for charity and run to support more causes than most other sports I know.

I ran an easy 4.62 miles for Boston.  My legs felt heavy.  I have a half marathon this Saturday, so I hope they recover by then.
Speaking of my half marathon on Saturday, the girls that I'm running with and I were thinking how we can honor Boston as we run.  Connie on Twitter suggested that we tie blue and yellow (the colors of the Boston Marathon) ribbons to our tanks.  What do you think?  I think it's a great idea and I plan to add ribbon to my shoes and hair.
Did you #RunForBoston today?
Are you still feeling the tragedy?

Love and Beantown,
Carissa & Kyle
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