Monday, April 15, 2013

Boston Tragedy Update

I've received e-mails from many of you in regards to this tragedy in Boston.  Wanted to type a quick update to let you all know that I am okay.  I was just picking up my bag from the buses when I heard the two explosions.  The explosions themselves were very scary but what was even scarier was seeing the reactions of the people around me.  Seeing people panic and run away definitely brought my fear to a new level.  The first thing everyone wanted to do was find their loved ones so it was hard to get through on our cell phones.  My heart goes out to all that have been hurt and killed.  This could have been any of us.  My husband and friends were just at the finish line minutes before the explosions.  They happened to walk into a soup shop around the time that they would have otherwise been right there.  We are now in our hotel room watching the news and staying out of the streets.  What was at first one of the happiest, most positive, fun,  and loving self-talk 26.2 runs with a BQ for next year has turned into one of the scariest and most confusing experiences I've ever had. Boston is a city full of chaos, confusion, shock and fear.  Along with plenty of love, tears, and gratitude at being okay.  Thank you for your love and concern.  More to come.  I will post updates on Facebook too.

Amanda

37 comments:

  1. xoxoxo. so glad you are okay.

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  2. My heart breaks for you and everyone involved!!

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  3. Glad you are okay. Thought of you all day.

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  4. I can't imagine this happening....so glad your OK! My heart goes out to everyone there.

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  5. So thankful you and your hubby are okay. Been praying for you and will continue to pray!

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  6. So glad you're okay! Praying for Boston...

    Sarah
    www.thinfluenced.com

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  7. I'm so so glad you are OK. I was so scared for you. Too close for comfort. I love you, girl and I'm so glad you are OK. They can't take away the miles before this. It's just so sad and sickening!

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  8. I was worried about you. I am so glad you guys are ok.

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  9. So glad you are ok. Thought about you often.

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  10. Glad to hear you are okay! I had just gotten home from an awe-inspiring of cheering at mile 14 to turn on the news to the chaos of what had happened. So terribly tragic.

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  11. I'm glad that you and your family are okay, Amanda.

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  12. So glad that you and your family are okay!

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  13. I'm so glad you and your family are ok. Such a senseless tragedy.

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  14. Just crazy how close this hits home for all of us... so glad your family is fine.

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  15. I am happy you and your family are safe.

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  16. I'm so glad to hear you and your family and friends are okay. Stay strong xo

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  17. i am so glad you are ok! have been thinking of you guys all afternoon. can't even begin to think about this tragedy... just awful. :-/

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  18. Many thoughts and prayers for all ... and congrats on having what was before this event a great race and PR. There are no good words in times like these, other than that we all will somehow become closer as a running community. Stay safe and have a safe journey home.

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  19. I'm so glad that you did a short post and that you, your husband and friends are all OK. I spent the day traveling and when I saw my husband he asked me if I knew about Boston. Then he said don't you know people running - yes, quite a few blogging friends.
    I'm glad you had such a great race and I'm sorry that such a tragic event marred it.

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  20. Speechless. So glad you're alive and well.

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  21. Glad you are safe and waiting to hear from a few more. XO.

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  22. Happy to learn that you and your family are safe and inside.

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  23. So glad you are safe Amanda. I was worried when I hadn't seen any updates. I sent a text, but then I heard that cell service was spotty. XXXX

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  24. So happy you and your family is safe.

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  25. I thought about you after I heard of the tragedy (I learned about it late as I was out on a long run) and was so worried about you. I checked FB right away to find out if you were okay (I don't have your cell # anymore, I lost all my contacts). I am so relieved.

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  26. Thank God you and your family are safe. I am with you in praying for all who have been hurt by this tragedy.

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  27. Glad to hear you and your husband are safe.

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  28. Oh boy, I had no idea that you were THAT close at the time. The timing of the explosions and the emails had many of us confused. I am so relieved that you and W and AM and Jenn were all spared and kept safe. I can imagine the confusion and wish I could give you a big hug. Love you tons and hope you can settle in for good rest tonight.

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  29. So relieved that you're ok. It was a terrible, terrible thing that has resonated around the world. No runner will be left untouched by this tragedy.

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  30. So glad you and your family are safe Amanda. You're one of the folks I follow that I knew was running yesterday, but I was confident you were speedy enough to be past the finish line area. I was relieved to see that you were okay. All of the victims are of course, in our hearts and prayers.

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  31. Thank goodness you and your family are ok

    My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone

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  32. I'm glad you're alright! Although I suppose 'alright' is relative right now. Because in a lot of ways no one is alright after such a terrible thing.

    http://www.momshomerun.com

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  33. Glad you and your family are safe. What a nightmare for everyone.

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