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Doesn't feel right to post anything today that isn't related to what happened to our city last year. It's hard to believe that one year has gone by...it was a scary day for not only those involved but the country as a whole. We came together in a way that not many people thought we would or could - their attempt to break the people of Boston didn't work!
One year ago I walked home from downtown Boston because I didn't feel safe being on public transit. It was the first time in my life I was truly scared. I passed so many runners that weren't able to cross the finish line trying to find their loved ones. Runners that trained for god only knows how long for this race - they raised money for charities near and dear to their hearts and I saw people giving jackets, cell phones & water to help them in any way they could. There were so many people hurt and injured and so much sadness of the lives that were lost...It goes without saying there were many hero's that day - especially the first responders & civilians that rushed to help! It's a day I really wont forget and no one in this city has.

Next Monday 36,000 runners will run in the 118th Boston Marathon (9,000 more than last year)!! I for one, can't wait to see them all cross the finish line!

xo,
Biana

30 comments

  1. I can't even imagine living in the city and witnessing that. It must have been so scary and confusing. I think it's great the country came together and the Boston Marathon is stronger than ever this year!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  2. I can't wait any of the specials that gave been on without crying. Such amazing people stood up to help others and it make me proud to be from here. Forever, Boston Strong!!

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  3. I know I said this before, but I can't believe it has already been a year! I can't imagine what it must have been like being in Boston when everything happened because I can still remember exactly what I was doing and who I was with down here. Boston is definitely a resilient city <3

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  4. Thinking of you and I can't believe that it's been a year. Wishing the city strength next Monday.

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  5. I didn't hear about this happening until LATE in the day last year [as it was my bday and I was away from all media]. My heart breaks for the runners, their families and all those impacted by the events of that day. Today, we are all BOSTRONG!

    Thinking of you and sending your city prayers and love today.

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  6. i cannot even imagine what you and your city went through. this post made me tear up, thank you so much for sharing.

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  7. Such a great post! I cannot even imagine what the city went through! I'm sure the race next monday will mean a lot to you and everyone watching.

    Abby
    www.champagneplans.com

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  8. When I heard today was the one year anniversary I immediately thought of you, especially being a runner! My heart broke last year when I heard what happened! What a great way to remember the ones who lost their lives and ones injured by having a huge outcome for the race this year!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  9. Such a nice tribute B! I can't even imagine how scary that day must have been. My friends dad flew all the way out from California for the race and I think crossed the finish a half hour before it happened. Its nice to see that even more people are coming out for the race this year.

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  10. This just gave me chills.....I can't believe it's been a year already!!!

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  11. So heartbreaking. I don't understand how people can do things like this. :/
    But I am DAMN proud of Boston for standing together and not letting it destroy them, only make them stronger! :)

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  12. Crazy it's been a year. I can't imagine. The love and support for your city has been inspiring for sure.

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  13. I can't believe it has already been a year! I can't imagine how scared you must have been that day.

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  14. Crazy how quickly a year goes by. I can't even imagine!

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  15. Love this post...I cannot believe it has been a year. It still makes me cry when I see stories about the marathon. I can't wait to be there next Monday to cheer with everyone!

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  16. Can't believe it's been a year already. What a crazy time for our country...I never thought I'd see a city literally shut down while terrorists were hunted for. Never been so ashamed and equally do proud of my country.
    Great post B! Oh - did you watch the CNN documentary on the dancer who lost her leg? Amazing. A must watch.
    Have a great day doll! XO

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  17. One of those events that you remember exactly what you were doing when you heard about it. Sending love to Boston! <3

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  18. This was a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. I can't believe it was a year ago today. I still get chills thinking of it.

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  20. This post gave me chills. What an incredible thing to live through. An what an incredible triumph for Boston as well as our country. XOXO

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  21. I can't even imagine watching it unfold not in front of a television. How awesome you plan to attend the next one and cheer on the runners!

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  22. Such a scary time. I can't imagine what you are were feeling. I'm sure having no control over the situation is terrifying. What an awesome event to be able to watch!

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  23. It is def going to be an amazing experience to see them all cross the finish line. Very exciting!

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  24. I can't believe it's been a whole year since this happened. I cannot wait to hear about your experience cheering on those runners next week! I'll be running 2.62 to celebrate them! xo

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  25. I can't even imagine being in Boston that day, it must have been so scary. Lots of prayers and thoughts sent out to the families and everyone in Boston today!

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  26. Thanks for sharing Biana. It was such a heartbreaking experience to hear about that I can't imagine being present in Boston on that day living through it. XO

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  27. One year ago was a very scary day. My sister and brother both live in the city and my boyfriend works in Cambridge. I remember trying to get ahold of Mike during it and was continuously redirected to other cellphone users all trying to contact their loved ones at the same time. I was panicked. It was a very scary day, and I can only imagine what it was like to be in the midst of it all. It's insane to think it all happened a year ago, but our city is strong and we pulled through together. Boston Strong!

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  28. Boston is indeed so strong and resilient! I know you are so proud of your city and you should be! Can you see the runners from your office?...

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