On my way to work today, I passed by countless photographers, news trucks and reporters. Many speaking foreign languages. I am in absolute shock still that this happened in my neighborhood. I can’t get the images of the happy families out of my head that I saw just minutes before the bomb went off. I shot this quick vlog to show you guys what it’s like down here.

I know I committed to it yesterday but I’m serious. I will run the Boston Marathon in 2014. The video came out blurry. Not sure why but my camera died before I could reshoot what I shot. Oh well. Links to charities you can donate to are in the more info of the video if you are interested.

Here are the pictures from today around the city.

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As of now, I am not aware of any friends that were injured on Monday. I do however have the privilege of knowing the brave young lady on the left of this photo. Rachel went from being a J.Crew personal shopper 4 years ago to one bad ass Boston police officer. Thanks Sports Illustrated for reminding us to always look for the helpers and thank you Boston PD for being there.

I will run the Boston Marathon in 2014

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  • Kristy @ Kristy's Health Revolution

    I love that you’re committing to doing the marathon next year. I can’t even imagine living there right now. I know you’re “ok”, but that’s a scary thing that happened! I’m just glad you decided to go for that run. I’ll be rooting for you next year.

  • Emma

    Thank god you are okay. I am still in an absolute shock. I live in Finland and the news are all over the media. I pray for all the victims <3

  • Steph

    Happy you’re ok and not letting these terrible acts hold any power over you… it’s so easy to let these senseless acts of violence instil fear in us.. that’s unfortunately their intention but we have control! Good for you for committing to BOSTON 2014… All the best and stay safe x

  • Bill

    Good for you Sarah. I want you to know that I will cheer you on next year just as I will cheer everyone that runs a race in the face of fear!

    Running is hard. Hard for your head, your legs, your feet, especially your psyche. Anyone that tries to achieve the greatness of a marathon, not even finishing, just starting, deserves all the adulation possible. I have run a bit and enjoyed it but the gruelling nature of a marathon is so much bigger than my little sense of pain can experience.

    Go, and run, everyone should cheer on every runner they see over the next few weeks


  • gabriella

    Looking forward to running Boston 2014 too! There might be a shadow over the city now, but this won’t stop us. I went to Recycle tonight to zone out for 45 minutes and was constantly reminded how lucky I am to be able to spin, run, do whatever I want whenever I want. I can’t wait to run 26.2 throughout Boston and pass that finish line next year.

  • Shelby

    Dear Sarah,
    Thank you for this post, I actually just moved to Boston, and only feel more confirmed in my pride to live here by the way this city has pulled together to strengthen and support it’s inhabitants.. I’ve met a couple mutual friends through the Boston blogging world and just wanted to introduce myself… I’m a dancer with the Boston Ballet and write about my adventures on Tutus&Tea… Would love to grab a coffee if you have time!

  • Ja @Ja on the RUN

    I was there too during the marathon weekend events. I was spared by the bombing coz we went home on sunday back to Ohio. But i really feel affected emotionally because when we left Boston, we were all feeling excited for the marathon. I was thankful for being out of there when it happened.
    Prayers to those affected. :/

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