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In honor of Boston: Day 1

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.
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    Just found this today. I'll be joining you for the next 26 days. Every step you take, I'm at your side. emoticon
    1885 days ago
    emoticon I was going to try jogging only (no walking) but it's taking quite a toll on my pregnant body. But every time I feel like it's too hard, I remind myself that there are so many who will now face life missing at least one limb emoticon
    1891 days ago
    emoticon I was wondering the same thing as 1State - I know that parents have to talk to their kids about these horrific events. Tough but necessary conversations
    1892 days ago
    What a wonderful way to honor the injured who have suffered horrifically, and are forever changed after Monday's tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of them and their families. A great lesson for your children, too! emoticon
    1892 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Awesome. God Blessings to the Victims, their Famlies of the Boston Bombing, Boston, The United States Of America and The World. My Prayers and Thoughts goes out to Them. Have a Great Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1892 days ago
    My thoughts and prayers join yours.
    1892 days ago
    Good for you, stay strong, stay focused, and keep the faith.
    1892 days ago
    Great way to start off, and a wonderful way to put even more meaning to this mission. Have you talked to your kids about why you're doing this? Maybe not the entire reason (many young kids don't need to know the extent of what happened), but have you explained that you're doing it to honor others? I think if more parents did stuff like this and involved their kids in some way, it would teach kids that there is always some way we can help, honor, and support others - even in the seemingly simplest actions.
    1892 days ago
  • HEARTS116
    1892 days ago
    This is a great idea!
    1892 days ago
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