Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Boston Strong

It is unbelievable to think that over a week has passed since the tragedy in Boston.  Four lives were lost, over 170 people were injured, and about 50 victims still remain hospitalized; a major city was shut down, an entire country held it's breath, and millions of lives around the world were touched, changed.  

In the wake of this terror, fear has been replaced with unity, strength, and perseverance.  From the London Marathon to the UMass Dartmouth campus, people have joined together in moments of silence to honor and remember the victims from April 15th.  And once the silence is broken, we carry on.  We go back to class or work.  We don our RedSox caps and go back to Boston.  We run.

I ran in a 5K on Saturday.  Then I ran 5 miles on Sunday.  And today, I am going to run again.  

I challenge you to run until you have covered 26.2 miles, even if it takes you 52 days.  Get out there and run.  Run for those who couldn't finish the race.  Run for those who will never run again.  Run to prove that you, too, are Boston Strong.  


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My Beloved Boston

I was just there cheering on my favorite baseball team. I was just there wandering the streets of Boston. I was just there admiring the closest city to my heart.

The events that recently took place in Boston break my heart. It's easy to say that we're Boston Strong and that we'll get through it, but it's terrifying. It's terrifying to know we can't celebrate something that binds us so closely together. It's terrifying to even cross the street and look at everyone suspiciously as if they could have been the bombers. It makes me sick to my stomach to think that people hate us so much that they feel the need to ruin the lives of innocent people.

I really don't have the words to express the fear and sadness I feel over the situation. My thoughts and prayers are with those who were directly and indirectly affected by this terrible and senseless act.

If you wish to help out in any way, here's how.

{photo: google images}

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Slap On the Wrist

I have been a bad, bad blogger. So sorry for my lack of posting. I really couldn't tell you why I haven't... just feeling a bit uninspired, I suppose. I've been up to my usual routine of classes, napping, working out and, of course, hitting up the gym. Though my gym routine has been slacking a bit (second slap on the wrist), I'm just as determined as ever.

I've also been receiving compliments on my efforts, which is the nicest feeling in the world. It's great to have people acknowledging my hard work at the gym! It's honestly giving me a big head, but I'm trying my best to deflate.

I can't wait to be finished with this semester and to go home so I can go back to eating what I choose and actually being able to bake healthy stuff.  Sure, there's some options here at school for eating healthy, but they're all so bland and it's hard to keep eating the same things every day.

So here's hoping that I can finish this semester off with a healthy mind and more motivation than ever.

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