The Hartland: Boston, Texas & a house update

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Boston, Texas & a house update

Before any updates on the house, I wanted to say a word or two about the Boston Marathon tragedy and Waco Texas Explosion.

On Monday I was checking in on the front runners  before I went to do a lunch run with my coworker Monte. I was pulling for Wesley Korir (winner last year from UofL) and of course, following SkinnyRunner to see how she was doing.
On our run, we were chatting about Boston. Monte said he was going to try and get there one year but the had to get through NYC and Chicago before he could race with the "big dogs". Big dogs they are indeed. Some of the strongest/dedicated people I have ever seen. 5-6 minute miles=beast mode.

We finished our run & headed to lift weights. I checked my phone and CNN had sent a notification about who had won the Boston! Well, Wesley didn't win, but way to go Lelisa Desisa. He did it in 2:10:22!

We got lunch, I ate my turkey sandwich and went on with my day. Then Tyler texted me... "Did you hear about Boston Marathon?"

I thought, "yeah they ran it today and Lelisa won.. what more is there to know?" Then it hit me, maybe I should check CNN.

Tyler wouldn't just ask me that... its kinda random.

And there it was. The beginning of the madness. My heart broke. Being a runner, it hit close to home.
The confusion and fear they must have felt. I instantly prayed for all and was glued to news the rest of the day.

Since then, so many bloggers, running stores like Fleet Feet in Louisville and companies like Bondi Band have all started to do something to raise $$ to help Boston. Personally, I sported a race shirt in honor of Boston Tuesday and I did a  2.62 mile run today. I will more than likely order a bondi band to help support financially as well.

Prayers are also with those in Waco Texas. An explosion has killed 35 people as of today and many are still unaccounted for. Yum brands in Dallas I believe have donated Pizzas to as many as they can to help out.

So, if you only do one thing this week, please let it be prayer. These people need all the prayer they can get.

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18).

Ok, now on to a small update on the house...

We are actually more ahead of this as of today but this gives you an idea of the progress since day one... I've just been WAY to busy to blog lately. #oops

More to come this weekend!
Thanks for reading :)

1 comment:

Mrs. Chic said...

I'm so sad about Boston and Texas as well life changing sad events. your house is looking so pretty! :)