Tuesday, April 23, 2013

BostonStrongGoffstown

Monday night, my wish to get together a group of runners and DO something to show Boston support from New Hampshire came true. Family, colleagues, students, and running friends (both old and new) showed up to demonstrate that we all stand as one. We are all runners. We are all in this together.



We started the evening with introductions while runners got ready to go and my step daughter and her friend helped hand out blue and yellow ribbons. After a moment of silence, my husband sent us on our way playing the Bostonian favorite Sweet Caroline.



While we were just one of over 100 #BostonStrong<city> events taking place all over the world, the two mile trail run allowed us to feel connected in a very powerful way. One of the best parts of the run was passing a young mother and her daughter who came out to cheer us on and ring their Boston Marathon cowbell. It was such a great moment and emphasized the role of spectators.



To everyone who came out for the #BostonStrongGofftown event, THANK YOU! My goal was for all of us to come together to show our love and support for all those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings, and we did.




23 comments:

  1. Awesome turnout Amy - wish I could have joined you guys!

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  2. So very, very awesome! Great job Goffstown!

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  3. I love, love, love that you started off to Sweet Caroline!!!

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  4. Hooray for a stroller division!
    We did Sweet Caroline and also some Dropkick Murphys. In retrospect, I think Aerosmith would have qualified too.

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  5. Love this. I love seeing all these recaps. So much love.

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  6. Me too. So many great runners out there!

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  7. They were troopers too, the trail has some bumpy parts!

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  8. Thanks! See you this weekend in Newport?

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  9. Thanks for sharing Janine. I know you've had a lot going on.

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  10. Love seeing the community banding together and supporting each other! Love the video! Adorable!

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  11. Ugh! I accidentally deleted the nice comment you left on my post! So Sorry!

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  12. Well done, Amy....Goffstown is BOSTON STRONG! :>)

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  13. super job, amy! wish we could've been there to run, we were away in kennebunkport. you have a BIG heart! i bow to all your daily blogging. an inspiration. xo!

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