To Boston, With Love

“Boston is a tough and resilient town. So are its people. I’m supremely confident that Bostonians will pull together, take care of each other, and move forward as one proud city.” – President Barack Obama. 4.15.13.

It’s been a little over a year (a year and six days, to be exact) since the 117th Boston Marathon, and it’s safe to say the city is still healing. It started out as any other morning, we posted this blog on fashionable running attire then sat on our respective couches while “working from home” to watch the coverage.

At 2:49, the unthinkable happened when two pressure cooker bombs exploded, killing three people and injuring close to 300 more. The events that followed could only be best described as a plot out of a movie (albeit one you don’t want to resemble your home). Another life was needlessly lost, a manhunt ensued and the city was locked down in an unprecedented move.

This year, instead of trying to tie fashion into the Boston Marathon, I wanted to reflect on our city and the Marathon itself. Following an event that made for one of the darkest days in recent memory, local heroes rose to the occasion. Whether it was running toward those who were injured, running to the hospital to donate blood or survivors taking part in the BAA 5K this past weekend, Boston just kept running.

For an event I can never begin to make sense of, running seems like the perfect metaphor. You can try to knock Boston down, but it will just keep running.

Stay safe today, Boston. I love you.

Sports Illustrated Cover.

Sports Illustrated Cover.