If you happen to follow me on Facebook and/or Instagram, you’ll know that it was my birthday a few weeks back. As with any new beginning, you can’t help but stand back and evaluate – where you’ve been, where you’re … Continue reading
Hello sweet friends. Bet you thought you heard the last of me didn’t you? Well, much like your favorite TV series, I was taking a much-needed hiatus. A break from the self-induced discipline of ensuring a blog post went up … Continue reading
From this Sassy Swan to all my Sassy readers… Make it a wonderful one!
I want to wish you all a very wonderful Thanksgiving! Currently at the Swanson household, my dad is simultaneously yelling at dogs to get out of the kitchen and beginning the makings of this year’s delicious feast. A light dusting … Continue reading
For the past few months, there’s been a lot going on in my life. Some of it’s good, wonderful even, and some, well, not so much. Training has consumed a large chunk of my time (note to anyone wanting to … Continue reading
On October 1st, Phillip Timp lost his battle with ALS. I write lost because the world lost an exceptional example of a man who was the epitome of how we all should live. But Phillip himself did not lose. He was dealt a … Continue reading
Happy Friday! This week has been particularly taxing and I am so glad to welcome the weekend. It’s one of those rare weekends where I don’t have anything notable planned with the exception, of course, of my running. So today, … Continue reading
Happy Hump Day! A little race recap to get your Wednesday started right…. Race: Carter Mill 10-k Splash Where: Knoxville, TN Date & Time: July 20, 2013 Weather: Hot and Humid, thankfully there was cloud coverage for the majority of … Continue reading
Today was supposed to be Marathon Monday. Patriot’s Day for those celebrating in Boston proper and around Massachusetts. Today was supposed to be a celebratory day filled with baseball, hockey and, of course, a marathon. A marathon for those who worked so hard to get there. A marathon for the best of the running community. A marathon that, for some, is the pinnacle of their running career.
Then suddenly, it wasn’t anymore. Today quickly became a day of terror and confusion. A day so full of optimism and accomplishment had become ground zero for one of the most horrific acts of this decade thus far.
I’m not from Boston. Hell, I’ve never even been there. To that effect, I didn’t even personally know anyone running in the marathon today. But I am a runner. And whether you can run one mile or one hundred, if you are a runner the hurt stung a bit deeper.
These are our races. These are our accomplishments. And every second matters. I keep hearing of people who crossed the finish line minutes, seconds before the explosions detonated and it absolutely chills me.
As of this moment, it’s impossible to know what has happened – who did it, perhaps more importantly, why. But today, as runners, we unite. We hurt, we weep, and we pray that everyone that can be safe, is.
If any of you know me at all, you know I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Poor J is culinarily (not quite a word) challenged and therefore 99% of our meals are prepared by me. This is … Continue reading