Sunday, April 21, 2019

Scav Hunt Sunday: Fenway and Flower

On the Horizon:
I love the early spring running season, not too hot, blue skies, fellow runners everywhere.

On My Shelf:
I love the trinkets I have dotted around on my shelves.

Outside:
“If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon." - Kathrine Switzer

Dark:
Nights at Fenway. Summer is coming.

Pink:
Pretty pink flower!


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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Marathon Weekend 2019

Boston knows how to throw a party.
Marathon weekend is truly like the holiday season. The spirit is in the air. The little touches around town show how seriously we locals take this weekend. I can't help but smile walking around town!
Many of the festive touches stay around long after the finish line is taken down. The mile markers are down all year, freshened up before race day. Unicorn banners remain long into summer. For Boston this is more than a weekend, this is a way of life! Only 367 days until next year's running!



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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Marathon Monday!

{You are| invincible, unbreakable
Unstoppable, unshakeable...

 
 
They knock {you} down, {you} get up again
{You are} the champion...


I am the Champion -- Carrie Underwood

Yesterday is Boston's best day! Marathon Monday.
I started my day volunteering down on the Common clearing runner to load up to Hopkinton. It was a blast with teammates Emily and Gabbie and despite the monsoon (I had flashbacks) and bit we sheltered in the parking garage because of thunder and lightning, it was amazing!

After my shift was through, I dashed home to cheer in my neighborhood at mile 24. I stood outside for nearly 5 hours cheering on every runner, friend, and person passing by.

The rain came back and eventually, a rainbow emerged as the last runners made their way to the finish line.

It was beyond amazing to be back on the other side of the barrier cheering on my friends and all the runners. There was something amazing to say "you are SO close" and truly know at that point, 2 miles is nothing.

Once again, the human spirit left me speechless (and voiceless). Yesterday also marked 6 years since the marathon bombings and I only saw the definition of "Boston Strong" out there!!


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Monday, April 15, 2019

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 15

The Good:
I saw A Bronx Tale on Thursday night. A great show and story. Now I need to watch the movie!

The Random:
When a Monday starts with missing the pod slot altogether. Even more impressive is that the cover was on the water trough (just the flap was open)!

The Fun:
I tried a new style of poetry with my class this year, blackout poetry. They loved it and rocked it.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Scav Hunt Sunday: Buds and Blooms

Taste:
 Banza pasta is so tasty!

Black and White:
Lanterns just call for a black and white edit.

Seasonal:
 April showers will bring May flowers!

On The Surface:
The croci are peaking through!

Broken:
City street trash....

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Friday, April 12, 2019

April Randoms v. 1

 shoe options...looking up...letter t
mfa hallway...early blooms...smiley chocolates
upside sky...city murals...fresh eggs
pretty straw...banza pasta...first daffodil
old lanterns...stunning orchid...colorful bridge
april showers...frieda kahlo...purple croci
broken bottle...good vibes...little shelf
gender bending...cereal bowl...peace lily
runner silhouette...little bee...bronx tail


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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Bumblebees Don't Know

Everyone has their animal. The one they've loved since childhood. Now, since I was a kid, sea turtles were my favorite animal. I knew all the various types. Had more stuffed turtles than an aquarium gift shop. We visited turtle rescues in Florida. Turtles was my thing.

But, for the past 21 years, another animal has been close to my heart. Bumblebees.
On April 15, 1998 I was diagnosed with a slew of auditory processing disorders - many which impacted my entire life. What do bees have to do with this?

There is a saying "bumblebees don't know..."

Well, aerodynamically bees shouldn't be able to take flight. Their wings are practically sheer and their little bodies have a solid mass. But they do fly! Why? Because no one ever told them can't!

That became my driving force. I had managed for 10 years in the face of odds. I was learning and functioning as best I could despite a deck stacked against me.

As I've become a runner, this mantra still holds true. There is no excuse to give up. Being a bumblebee is a special part of who I am and who I will continue to bee.



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