Get Moving for Boston

Last Sunday afternoon Carl, Sonya, Jordan and I headed to the Burlington Waterfront where we donated/participated in the Get Moving for Boston fundraiser/5k for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. If you read my Boston Strong post last week you'll already know about my desire to seek, share and spread 'the good'.
This experience was just as humbling as I'd hoped it would be, and it makes my heart so unbelievably happy to acknowledge that Sunday was truly a shining brilliant moment of good in a world that is every now and then polluted with unthinkable bad. Because regardless of the bone chilling wind, freezing waterfront temps and lack of sunshine, over 500 people gathered, all sporting a yellow and blue race bib, to attend in the Get Moving for Boston 5k in Burlington. Even more impressive? Over $10,000 was raised.

Senior citizens, teenagers, college students, babies, toddlers, mothers, fathers, police officers, marathon runners, firefighters and even dogs participated. All of us huddled together, as one, in hopes of making a positive impact in the lives of those innocent families who had no choice but to be effected by the reckless selfish decisions of two evil men. 
And we did. All of us. We made a difference. We demonstrated compassion and warmth and hope. We ran and walked and shuffled and dance and skipped. We united. We proved that although there are people in this world capable of unimaginable bad, there are also those filled with faith, consideration and love. There are those who are good. 
I'm so very thankful I got to be a tiny part of the good there that day.


  1. Hi Amanda! I'm a new follower and I just happened to stumble upon your blog, I'm so glad I did! I love that you participated in such a great event - Runners Unite!

    I'm also loving that you are from VT! I'm actually from across the pond in Plattsburgh (don't hold that against me!), but I live down in the DC/Baltimore area now. Look forward to reading your posts!

    If you get a chance, I'd love to have you check out my blog:


    And my blog journal where I'm journaling about my healthy life most recently, about becoming a runner!


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