- Posted February 24, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
2014 Boston Marathon
For Boston via Cowtown
"My heart ached for those who were injured or killed and I couldn't stop thinking about how terrifying it must have been. My thoughts were also with those who weren't able to finish. So much blood, sweat and tears go into preparing for and racing a marathon and to have the fruit of your labor snatched away in such an evil manner haunted me," she said. Within a week after the bombing, she pledged to run the Dallas marathon in December 2013. Those plans were thwarted by an ice storm, but she plans to run the marathon this year.
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer
We were so devastated by the turn of events that we decided not to make any decisions about future races until emotions had cooled. Not too many days had passed when we decided on Cowtown. Our regular training keeps us in half marathon shape, so we agreed to commit to the half but attempt to continue our full marathon training. However, we were soon forced to accept that our families’ schedules were too full for marathon-level training.
We ran the Cowtown Half Marathon on February 23 and both set a PR! Boston has never been far from our thoughts throughout this process….and never will be!