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Marathon Monday 2013: Running is For All

This is the website of Forest Hills Runners, a free community running group in Jamaica Plain, MA. There are several other posts about Marathon Monday on our website, as well.

There are two days in my life...

There are two days in my life that I am able to recall with more exact details than the rest. On September 11th, 2001, I sat in a classroom with my peers. Our principal came over the loudspeaker and told us that something very bad had happened in New York, but didn’t tell us what. Every single person in the room was quiet. I can, with exact…

Today I Ran

The very first thing that I did when I woke up this morning, the morning after the 2013 Boston Marathon was cry. I’m not exactly sure why, but I was just overcome with sadness from everything yesterday and I guess it finally hit me. Hard.

The very next thing I did was put on my running shoes and my marathon shirt and went out for a run. I held…

Boston Marathon 2013: Lynn Strong . . .Boston Strong .

I am crying as I write this. My emotions are so raw these days. I am going to share pieces of my Boston Marathon experience as the weeks go by. It is hard to share it all at once.

This evening I learned that my friend Lynn who started the race with me drove down to pick up her Boston Marathon Medal today. Today was the day they would reopen…

BM 2013: A Day of Human Spirit?

It was my fourth consecutive time running the Boston Marathon - a day that has become for me less of an annual challenge of my own personal limits and more of a day to celebrate the transcending power of the human spirit to conquer the seemingly impossible. Its not about numbers - 26.2 miles is just an example. And that recurring experience has…

Running for Newtown

My family and I are from Newtown, Connecticut, where the Sandy Hook School shooting took place last December. My father has been running the Boston Marathon for years, and this year he ran with the Newtown Strong team, honoring a victim for each of the 26 miles.
We were eating lunch in the Prudential Center, about a half hour after he had…

The Aftermath

The 2013 Boston Marathon was my first and only marathon, I ran and finished in a Boston qualifying time. Within minutes, the excitement from my accomplishments took a complete 180. My accomplishments really didn't seem to matter anymore. Thankfully I was with friends and family at the time of the blasts.

I also work at Marathon Sports the…

Kindness in Strangers

The day began as every marathon runner expects. Filled with excitement, anticipation, nerves and pride. I was lucky enough to be a member of Tedy's Team which supports the American Stroke Association (ASA) - and we assembled together pre-race to share our thoughts and elation. The day was beautiful; amazing running weather...something that us…

A New Yorker's Perspective

At the time, I was working in New York City. I remember a co-worker walking up to us and saying "Did you guys hear about the explosions near the finish line at the Boston Marathon?" We looked on CNN and followed the live updates for the rest of the day as we worked. I thought that it was just an accident, but it was pretty soon made clear that it…