Have you seen this on facebook?
Here’s the full story that goes with it.
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.
This definitely speaks to the good in people. Love it.
Serious/mushy/inspirational stuff aside…
Class recap from last night. Class was good. It was a smaller group, but we worked hard.
I used this ride.
Or rather, I used a version of this. I think this was the 60 minute version so the 45 minute version was a little different I didn’t use the song I so cleverly called “Can’t Remember – oops”, or “Switch”, or “Open Your Eyes”. By removing switch I essentially took out the recovery, which was tough. I do think I had a sprint song in it’s place, but I can’t recall. I’ll try to update this post later in the day when I can grab my ipod.
The premise of the ride is to build up the hill to 8/10 and then hold it there, doing sprints as well as seated and standing climbs. It really requires you to dig deep and not back down. While tough, it served it’s purpose well.
When I got home we ordered Django Unchained. We started it around 8:30p though so I knew I wasn’t going to make it through the whole movie. Although I have to say that I did like what I saw of it. I appreciated the random music, camera angles, and occasionally funny lines. Have you seen it? What did you think?
I’m taking a rest day today and plan to take a nice walk with Minnie Dog this afternoon. Any good/fun plans by you?