Thursday, April 18, 2013

Miami Runs for Boston

As a proud Miamian, I am happy to say that the Brickell Run Club in Miami held a silent run for the victims of the Boston bombings on Tuesday, April 16th. The organizers made special bibs for the 600 runners that participated in the 3.3 mile run.


 


A part of the running route included Biscayne Boulevard, which is the starting point of the Miami ING Marathon, a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Despite the miles between Miami and Boston, there is nothing that can stop us from showing support and love to the running community. Part of what makes the US such a wonderful nation, is the gallantry and bravery that is shown from its people. We have proven to be a resilient nation time and time again. My prayers go out to the victims of the bombings and to their families.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend the silent run because of my knee injury. It appears to be a puncture wound so it's difficult to walk on my left foot. The knee is swollen and all my leg muscles are tight and sore.

 
 
 
 
Hopefully the doctor will have some answers today for the injury that I sustained. In the meantime, I will try to get better fast so I could start running again! =)
 
 
Is there a tribute run for Boston in your city? Tell me about it!





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20 comments:

  1. Hey! Jumped over here from Skinny Runner, congrats on your Boston time, very impressive. Like you, I began running to help keep off the weight I've lost over the last year or so, 108 pounds total. Talk about an addicting hobby, I'm now signed up for all sorts of races including my first full marathon coming up in a couple weeks. I'll never qualify for Boston though. I'd be thrilled with a 4:25, much less the 3:25 a BQ would require.

    Take care, and happy running!

    Chris @ SplitsandGiggles
    www.splitsandgiggles.blogspot.com

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    1. Chris, first of all, congratulations on your weight loss. It is definitely an addicting hobby but a rewarding one as well. Good luck in your first marathon and remember, never sell yourself short. You would be amazed at what you can do. I never imagined running at a 6.30 minute pace in a marathon, but I am now. I started at a 14 minute pace! Chris, you can do anything you want- you just have to believe in yourself and be consistent with the training. All the best to you!

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  2. OUCH that looks like a not-so-fun injury :/ I stumbled across your blog from Skinny Runner and will keep following! I hope you recover soon and good luck with your running goals!

    Kim
    http://runnernurse.com

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    1. Thank you Kim for following me! I hope to get better quickly =)

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  3. I just found your blog through Skinny Runner's, too. You have such an inspiring story! I'm looking forward to following along your journey to the Olympic Trials. I've no doubt you'll get there :)

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    1. Thank you for the encouraging words and thank you for following me!

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  4. Hello there from Sydney Australia!

    I like the person commenting above found you on skinnyrunners blog.

    Belinda :-) http://myrunlove.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thank you Belinda for dropping by! I've never met anyone from Australia. All the best to you!

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  5. Heya!! Just found you through Skinny Runner's blog!! (Like the others! lol) LOVE the journey you've had!! You are so inspiring!!
    Ouch on the knee! Way to push through it and still have a speedy marathon in Boston!! I hope it heals up quickly!!
    ~Zaneta
    Runner's Luck
    http://zanetaruns.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Zaneta for stopping by! All the best to you... =)

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  6. I live in small town Mississippi (a Florida native!) and am trying to get our small running community out for a tribute run tomorrow morning. Hopefully we can get a few people out to show our support!

    http://www.thedirtroadrunner.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Becky! If the run pans out, you should send me some pics. I would love to blog about it! Good luck =)

      email: huerta15560@gmail.com

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    2. Great! I will definitely snap some pictures and send them your way.

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  7. Hope your knee feels better soon! Such a bummer!

    I am not close to any major cities really, but there have been so many runs all over. All of my workouts this week have been for Boston, and they will continue to do so. Group runs are great for tributes, but there is also something to be said about running in the solitude of your own thoughts and really thinking and praying deeply for those affected. I have been nothing short of overwhelmed and emotional with how the running community is reacting (not that I expected anything less), truly shows you how amazing runners are as people.

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    1. Laura I couldn't agree with you more. Running in groups is not the only way to show support. Part of what makes running so enjoyable for me is that I can just put on my shoes and go. I love running alone and getting lost in my own thoughts. That's my runner's high.

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  8. Get well soon! I'm going to attend three tribute runs this weekend in Central Park- the running community here in NYC is truly amazing!

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    1. Very cool!! Send me some pics if you can! I would love to blog about it. Have fun!

      Email: huerta15560@gmail.com

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  9. I'm in St. Louis and there's a Unity run this Saturday at Forest Park. I'm going to attend to show my support!

    Jojo
    runfasteatlots.blogspot.com

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