I think it’s wonderful how the running community and others have continued to show their support for those in Boston. I came across this story on Facebook that I wanted to share:
As some of you know, I was 1/2 mile from the finish line when the explosion went off. I had no idea what was going on until I finally stopped and asked someone. Knowing that my family was at the finish line …waiting for me, I started panicking, trying to call them. Diverted away from the finish line, I started walking down Mass Ave towards Symphony Hall still not knowing where my family was. Right before the intersection of Huntington, I was able to get in touch with Bryan and found out he was with my family and they were safe. I was just so happy to hear his voice that I sat down and started crying. Just couldn’t hold it back. At that moment, a couple walking by stopped. The woman took the space tent off her husband, who had finished the marathon, and wrapped it around me. She asked me if I was okay, if I knew where my family was. I reassured her I knew where they were and I would be ok. The man then asked me if I finished to which I nodded “no.” He then proceeded to take the medal off from around his neck and placed it around mine. He told me “you are a finisher in my eyes.” I was barely able to choke out a “thank you” between my tears.
Odds are I will never see this couple again, but I’m reaching out with the slim chance that I will be able to express to them just what this gesture meant to me. I was so in need of a familiar face at that point in time. This couple reassured me that even though such a terrible thing had happened, everything was going to be ok.
- Elliptical – 26.2 minutes
- Butts and Guts Class – 60 minutes
Lunch yesterday afternoon was a big random salad.
My salad included: romaine lettuce, cucumbers, cranberries, pecans, pickles, pears, and feta cheese.
Dinner was really good too. I used the George Foreman grill to make salmon. I squeezed some lemon juice on it and sprinkled it with lemon pepper seasoning.
I also had some Alexia sweet potato fries and veggies with hummus.
After dinner, we went to Yogurtland.
Our anniversary was on Monday, and Danny and I both said that we weren’t going to buy each other presents. Yeah….that didn’t happen. But Danny went above and beyond what he should have and bought me the Keurig Vue coffee maker.
Every time I go to the store, I like to go drool over the Vue coffee maker, and I had no idea that Danny was actually going to get it! I was very surprised and happy. I love my coffee.
It takes different k-cups than the regular Keurig, so I am going to finish up all the k-cups that I have before I use it.
I got Danny a bottle of unaged Rye Jack Daniels. The men in my life love Jack Daniels and collecting different Jack Daniels things so Danny loved it. It’s cool because the Jack Daniels is clear rather than its normal brown color.
I also got him some protein bars, sports drinks, and a few lotto tickets. And he also got me an Amazon gift card because he knows that I love buying books for my Kindle.
Have a great day!
- Do you have any stories of people doing good deeds to share? It could be in relation to anything. I just want to hear some good stories.
- Do you exchange anniversary gifts with your significant other?
- Any workout today?