Today is Monday, April 22, 2013
I am feeling very mixed emotions. For one, I am at home and very ill. I suppose it is the stress of traveling and the obvious mega-stress of the events of last week. I shared the moment of silence declared in Boston today. I ordered “Boston Stands as One” training shirts, as a reminder of our vow to return next year for me and my associate dean who wants to go with me.
I am enjoying somewhat celebrity status with interviews, and the recognition at last night’s department end-of-year dinner. I am pleased to be recognized and appreciated. I am humbled, however, by those less fortunate than I am at this moment. I wonder how to reach out and help those who are going to have a long road to recovery. I pray for those families who lost loved ones and others who have sustained substantial injuries. I am investigating appropriate charity funds and groups to refer friends to who want to help.
I am not training yet, but instead trying to recover from whatever ails me, and I feel worse than I have in years. But I will rebound.I love this photo of a banner that is hanging in Boston today:
Today, I am also pleased to have sent the final draft of my book off to the official proof-reader for final corrections before publishing. The time draws nearer. The title is appropriately “A Long Time Coming: Running through the women’s marathon revolution.”
From today’s school newspaper, the Loyolan: http://bit.ly/10a1WlM
Note: As of Saturday, April 28th, it is 11 months and 24 days until Boston Marathon 2014.