Today is Marathon Monday in Boston. This year, it is all the more special, as last year’s race was disrupted by the bombs at the finish line. Although I have run two marathons in my life (Baystate in Lowell, MA in 2008 and 2012) I have never run Boston. I do hope someday to be able to do it, now more than ever. I woke up this morning, so proud to have lived here since 1982 when I arrived for school at Boston University. I never left, having attended graduate school here at Simmons, got married, got divorced, got my first job, my first apartment, many jobs, many apartments, my first yoga teaching job, bought my first condo.. the list is endless. Although I was born in NYC, I have lived here so long I call Boston my home. I am so proud of this city, so proud to be a resident, a runner, a yoga teacher, a part of this community we now call Boston Strong.
There are so many messages and foundations of yoga in the spirit of this day; there’s resilience, courage, authenticity, hope, moving forward, being strong- despite all odds. I have many friends running the Marathon today and for them, I will cheer at the finish line and be one of thousands that will greet them when they cross. The whole city is electric today! It’s a beautiful weather day, a great day for a race and a wonderful day for us to all celebrate the spirit of Boston Strong!