I wore my Victoria Marathon pull over today (with business pants and heels) because as I runner and part of this community, I feel attacked and connected to it all. As someone said on twitter, an attack on a few of us feels like an attack on all of us. While this running community might be huge and expansive, it is tightly knit.
Last night I had tears in my eyes as I banged out five chilly miles that ended in a downpour of hail. Typically, Monday evening runs are easy, fun runs with the group, but last night, I just kept pushing and pushing for all those who couldn't.
Today was an active recovery after a tough strength am cardio circuit and a run yesterday. I opted for a lunchtime walk in the sun, a short bike ride to the store and some deck yoga after work.
Not gonna lie, my brain was in a fog today and the fresh air was much needed.
Tonight's practice was a fun folding practice via YogaGlo - lots of hammy stretching!
As I did yoga, Jonah Bell roamed the back yard, occasionally trying to convince me to throw the ball for her. I love how dogs here something and just stop like a deer in their tracks to figure it out.
At the grocery store, I picked up another back of Love Grown granola (because it's delish). I got our local store to stock it so I figure I better do my part in buying & eating it!
After the horrific events in Boston on Monday, it has been a relief to hear of the many people who have opened their hearts, homes and lives to total strangers in such incredible ways. But I pray we don't have to endure many more of these tragedies. I want to live in a place where I don't have to be afraid of going to large public events, where I trust that humanity knows what its doing and that it cares for each and every individual.
I will continue to keep Boston in my heart and prayers and send love to my friends and family. My runs and workouts this week are also going to be a little bit sweatier this week as a result.