Being a city family, and a marathon family, and having a certain love for Boston since Jason and I spent our honeymoon and a handful of subsequent trips there, our hearts and prayers have been with Boston ever since the Boston Marathon.
I couldn’t believe my plan to run as a unicorn in the Kentucky half had the perfect tie-in tribute to Boston. I was so happy to run with Boston in my step.
Of course this past weekend when we went to visit, we had to pay our respects to the Boston Marathon victims and survivors alike.
The sites of each bomb are very cleaned up. You can see that the first site’s restaurant is not quite up and running yet, but the running store at site 2 is very much open.
It is amazing to see how they share a block, and the second bomb was just feet from the finish line. I was way proud of Boston for Yarn Bombing each site. If only I had known! I would have brought a yellow heart to pin on that pole.
The whole town is uniting. There are tributes everywhere you look. In the bottom right corner Phoebe is standing on some red bricks that were a little broken up from the explosion, and in the bottom left you can see a painted name: Krystle and a heart, just next to those red bricks. Two policeman stand guard of each bombing site, so it is easy to find them.
Down the road a bit is a huge memorial. Today it was covered in tarps because of heavy rains the night before, but you can still get an idea of what it amounts to. I personally have not seen any news footage of this, so I was grateful to see it.