Last year was the first time I'd ever watched the Boston Marathon .
I'd started running in the summer of 2010. . .and didn't have an interest or a clue about "Boston" until last year!!
I had a birthday luncheon to attend that day and, somehow, I found out I could "live stream" the elite runners. . .so while I was getting ready to go. ..I watched the marathon on my iPad!!
I saw those elite runners finish. . .then I left.
Later, after the luncheon, I got into my car to come home. . ..and turned on the radio. . .only to be stunned by the tragic and senseless events that had occurred at the finish line.
This year, Twiggy Cat and I were determined to support those who had lost their lives or were injured in last year's attack AND the 2014 runners and BOSTON, by watching the marathon. And like so many others, we held our breath and prayed that all would be well. . .
And it was.
Twiggy loves to snuggle with me in my Pink SNUGGIE!! :)
So that was Monday.
On Tuesday, I to our nearby Bass Pro Trail.
I have been dealing with an "injury" for two months. . . an outta the blue injury that knocked me on my running backside! And FYI, it had nothing to do with "running", but a raging case of tendinitis that was triggered by a calcium deposit in a muscle in my leg.
I have been slowly trying to build up from just being able to walk longer and longer distances without pain . . . then , to running a few steps (and stopping when the pain started), and to my present level of being able to do run/walk intervals of 3 min./one min. for 3.1 miles!!
It's been a miserable two months in terms of pain and worry (didn't know for awhile what was going on), but I'm feeling better that I can run without leg hurting.
This was such an odd thing to happen . . . but probably was a reaction to an injury I'd received in that part of my leg years and years ago. I shouldn't be surprised. . .if it's gonna be something with a "slim chance of happening", well, it most likely will come my way!!
Anyway, I'm going to do my first 5K of 2014 this weekend, so I headed to the trail for a 3 mile run/walk.
It was a coolish and gorgeous morning to be out and about.
Here's a little view of part of the lake on the South side of the trail. . .
And on the other side, they are building a motel. It was supposed to have been started a long time ago, but we are glad it's a "go" now. The Bass Pro building is behind the motel in this photo. . .you can see a bit of it peeking out on the left of it. It will mean more jobs for our area.
This was what was waiting for me on another part of the trail. . .a PINK stuffed critter perched in a tree!!!
Oh, and another bit of PINKNESS. . our weeping crabapple tree before the big old rains hit yesterday. It's so pretty when it's covered with all of those PINK blooms!! They just don't stay on long enough!
I didn't have a chance to get a "new" photo of THE STONE RABBIT before writing this post, so I am sharing one I took of him a few years ago. He was visiting my neighbor across the street that day and enjoying her amazing tulips!!!
He's always loved Spring. . .and this is one of the reasons. . .those flowers are so beautiful!!
Be sure you visit Beverly's blog, HOW SWEET THE SOUND, for a long list of others who are waiting to share their PINKS with you again this week!!
Happy Pink Saturday!!