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