- Posted March 17, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
2014 Boston Marathon
Running for Bean Town
And he kept running. "The miles built up and suddenly I was seeing familiar faces on the Esplanade and other popular running spots. It seemed like a lot of other Boston folks had the same idea. When I saw how the running community rallied in the days and weeks after the bombing, organizing fun runs to raise money for the One Fund and other worthy causes, I caught the bug. This was a community I wanted to be a part of." His first race was in May 2013 at the Marine Corps Honor Run 5k in South Boston and he's currently training for a half-marathon.
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer
I was not a competitive runner until April, 2013, when it seemed like the right way to process what happened in my neighborhood. Training gives you something to do, 3 or more days a week. Lots of time to reflect. In the end, I managed to run in 4 races, all in the Boston metro area. I even managed to win a gold medal for my finish in the 5K. Currently I'm training for all 3 events of the BAA Distance Medley and my first Half-marathon in May!
I pledged to run one, I ended the season with four:
Marine Corps Honor Run 5k
Spartan Sprint Fenway 5k