In times of crisis, strength can be gained from being with others--whether online, like we all have been this week on our Facebook page and this website, or in person. So Wednesday evening, after dropping off my 7-year-old son at a baseball game, my running partner Molly, her older daughter, and I headed to the east bank of the Willamette River for a group run, organized by the Portland Triathlon Club to show support for Boston. Here are some iPhone images from the life-affirming event.
Best line of the evening, from the organizers before the run: "You may shake us, but you'll never break us."
Another bright spot in the week? Getting to bestow an adorable, hard-working Saucony running outfit on one gal. For telling us the flower that stops her in her tracks, she'll get a Transcendence Jacket, ideal for capricious spring weather that is sunny one moment, blustery the next. Underneath, she'll be sporting a Run Lux Short Sleeve shirt, adding comfort and color to any run. Finally, a pair of Ignite Tight Capri--warm enough to keep chill (and chafing) at bay, yet not stifling like full-length pants.
The winner is:
Angela: "Lilacs! They’re already in bloom here in Southern California and I love their scent!"
Angela, please email us at runmother [at] gmail [dot] com, letting us know what size top and botton you wear and your full name and mailing address. Everyone else, go on a group run or a run with a friend. We all need some extra human interaction this week. XO