In May 2011 I "ran" (walk/jog/walk) my first 5k....this lead to a racing addiction of sorts. I am not winning these races but I am winning in that I go, I run (now I run) and I have tricked a bunch of my friends into coming with me and I have made many lifelong friends in the process.
84 races later (as of 9/23/2012) I decided to start a blog. It will be mostly race recaps but I will soon be starting my marathon training...YIKES
I am 215 races down as of 12/31/13.
After the tragedy in Boston last week there have been an amazing outpouring of "Runner Unity" with lots of people heading out to run to show their support for Boston. There is a blogger called Pavement Runner who took it upon himself to set up runs across the county for #BostonStrong. He had a listing of 123 cities from all over the world that had an organized run. I was so happy to find one near me #BostonStrongLI. I immediately clicked the link and joined the Facebook group and sent it out over my RoC page, the Motley Shue page and to all my local running friends. This run was organized by Constance Korol who blogs over at Active On Long Island. I got home from work and it was nice and warm so I put on shorts and a tshirt. WELL by the time we got to the Massapequa trail I was FREEEEEEEEZING!!! I met up with a couple of other Motley Shues and we headed over. There was a very 26.2 second moment of silence and some picture taking and we were off for our 4 mile run.
Group Photo #BostonStrongLI
#BostonStrong Motley Shues Edition
Danielle ran slow with me and can I just say it was great having someone to run with. I know she truly didn't mind running slow with me so I felt OK with our 12 min pace. I can't go faster than that and chat LOL. There were a few more runs on Long Island and that is awesome! Runners are the best people ever :)
Was there a #BostonStrong run in your area yesterday?