Monday night my roommate Jen and I participated in the #BostonStrong Run for Boston in our town with our local running store, Charm City Run. Charm City Run is a local MD running store with 5 stores around the Baltimore metro area. After last week’s events, it was the least we could do.
The turn out was incredible! Kids, strollers, and puppies were among all the adults ready to run together as a team to support Boston and our country. The email stated we would run 3-4 miles on a nearby trail so I decided to get in a quick 3 mile tempo by running from my house to the store. Jen would meet me and we would run together and then she would drive me home. I ran 3.28 at about an 8 minute/mile pace and got to the store right in time. Jen and I ran at a very leisurely rate making sure we watched for strollers and parking meters.
The run took us through downtown Bel Air and onto the Ma & Pa trail. At mile 2 I was wondering where the turnaround was. We found it at mile 2.63. They lied! But we all know I welcomed the longer distance and so did Jen. It was her longest distance since coming back from a Sciatica injury. Go Jen!! We ended up running 5.25 miles and my total mileage for the night was 8.53 miles.
Being around this big group for the same reason was an amazing feeling. No we weren’t training for a marathon or running a race. We were running as friends after a tragedy at the Boston Marathon forced us all to come together. My heart goes out to Boston and the families of the victims. Stay strong Boston!