Happy Wednesday everyone!
I hope you’ve all been doing well- we’ve been busy around here lately with house stuff. My parents visited last week to see it and fell in love with it too. I know I don’t talk about house details too much, but I don’t like talking about things I’m not 100% sure about. Fortunately, things are inching a lot closer to being 100% sure, and we’re scheduled to close next weekend- eek!
So, I’m heading to the grocery store this evening to get boxes for packing. Our lease here isn’t up until June, so it will be a slow move. Obviously we’re excited and want to get in as soon as possible- and we will- but at least we don’t have to move everything and clean in one weekend like we had to when we moved to Charleston.
Super thankful for a less stressful, in town move- the house is actually right down the road.
On Monday night, I participated in the Run/Walk for Boston held at TrySports Mt. Pleasant. All four of the TrySports stores in NC and SC held the run on Monday and donated 26.2% of the day’s earnings to the OneBoston fund.
The 2.62 run included everyone from speedsters to walkers, and the local news even came out. I tried to stay far away from the camera but they managed to catch me signing the banner at the 22 second mark- oops (the banner was sent to OneBoston along with the proceeds).
Over 200 people came out, and everyone ran or walked at their own pace, and those who finished stood at the end and cheered for everyone else.
The route was an out and back, so everyone gave each other high fives and encouragement when running by. It showed the strength and compassion of the local community and also drew lots of people out who might not normally participate in an organized event.
I ran a speed workout at lunch that day, so Nadine and I ran the course together with a few other ladies- we took it easy and talked along the course. Here we are running by the TrySports store tent- we look like some fierce ladies.
After the run, everyone got Boston Marathon memorial stickers (I plan to display mine on my running/awards table) and hung out and took pictures. I’m grateful to be involved with TrySports Mt. Pleasant and proud of events like this in our local community. I truly believe the events in Boston will actually get more people up and running, walking and participating in local races.
Aside from running, I’m glad the authorities caught the suspect alive- as I was glued to the TV Friday afternoon watching the coverage.
I’m signing off to get to work. I’m running at lunch today to participate in National Walk at Lunch Day (too bad all my coworkers are in Florence or other cities and can’t join!), then staying busy with house stuff. I’ll also be back soon with my recap of the iFiveK race that Clay and I did on Thursday night.
Have a great day!