A Moment to Remember

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This day one year ago was a horrible one for those living in Boston, those who have ever lived in Boston, those who ran or have run in our marathon and those hoping to someday. Actually, it was just a horrible day for everyone as member of the human race.  But as a Bostonian, I am still so proud of how my city reacted on that day and every day since. I cannot believe it’s been a year and at the same time it feels like it was so very long ago.  Every time I walk by the bombing sites while running errands in Back Bay I get a chill down my spine. To remember what happened in the places I’ve walked a million times still seems unfathomable to me.

But I am looking forward to seeing the incredible turnout for this year’s race- there are SO many runners (thousands more than last year) and so many people who want to go and show support to the victims and those running for them.  If you are looking for a great way to help fund someone’s run check out She Gives Boston’s Roll Call for Runners which lists tons of individual runners and the charities they are raising money for. Pick a random stranger and donate $10 to their run in a show of support- it’s such a nice random act of kindness we all can partake in.  This video explains it all…

And if you happen to know someone running this year my friend Jennifer Hill of JHill Design is making these fantastic prints you can order and personalize for your runner (including their time!)  Personalization is free through the month of April if you use the code RUN2014 at checkout.  This is such a fantastic gift for someone who has put so much dedication and hard work into completing this amazing goal during such a meaningful year.

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Today I am thinking of all the victims of the bombing, their families and all those who were injured. I love you Boston.

18 comments

  1. A day none of us will ever forget. What a beautiful tribute to make available for those running this year!

  2. Bostonians were in my thoughts on Sunday when London held the marathon and will be in my thoughts today. I donated $10 and it gave me such a happy feeling, I hope it helps the stranger’s charity.

  3. Thanks for posting our Marathon Print Erin! We are so excited to work with runners and create this special keepsake for them. Looking forward to cheering all the runners on on Monday!

  4. Just purchased one for my husband who is running his 4th Boston Marathon! Excited to be back in Boston for the race on Monday; it will be an amazing day! Thank you for letting us know about the print!

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  6. Thanks for posting the She Gives link, Erin: such a great way to commemorate the day. I have been a bit struck by the commercial exploitation of the event: Boston Strong has been turned into a sales hook! I wonder if this is the case only with our area, or nationwide.

  7. I just got a little teary watching the video. Marathon Monday has always been such a special day – the weather is usually unseasonable warm and the energy in the city is like no other – amazing! I’ll miss being in Boston this year to watch, but I will definitely be there in spirit. Good share Erin – thanks!

  8. Lovely post, Erin! Of course, if one loves Boston, it’s been tough. It’s another one if those” I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news” things.
    And I can vouch for Jennifer Hill’s prints as well. They are perfect for the Boston fan in your life.

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