Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Thanks to the very lovely LKISINSATIABLE, who took my idea of a memorial run for those in boston (or walk, based on your capabilities) and ran with it (literally!) I have undertaken a 26 day, 26 mile journey in honor of those affected by the tragedy.
I will walk or run at least one mile a day for the next 26 days. It is small, but it is my way of honoring those who can't run that last mile themselves.
At the end of this journey, I will go give blood. I haven't been in a long time, and while I know the outpouring of generous donors in Boston has ensured they have the supplies they need, there are many others in this country who need it, and it's one way I can make sure that I do so.
Tonight I walked 1.8 miles with my family (my two girls, specifically, 5 and 7). It was a quiet walk, at a leisurely pace, in the waning sunlight, under the cherry blossoms and dogwoods. A fitting start, I think.
My prayers are with everyone involved.