Back on course

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So some how I was convinced to attempt my first 5K since April 14, 2013.  It’s bitter sweet as it was a reminder of how much I enjoyed the energy of a road race. Eventually I want to run them again and I am diligently working at it weekly Read More

Honoring first responders

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Tonight we attended the 135th Annual Ball and Awards Ceremony of the Boston Fire Department.  Several category of awards were given out for different acts of heroism while on duty throughout the past year.  10 recipients received the M.D. Medal of Honor for their participation in the Boston Marathon bombings. Read More

Thank you MGH!

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Finally, a little over a year ago, I had the opportunity to go back to Mass General Hospital Blake 12 and say thank you.  I didn’t realize how emotional it was going to be as I walked through the doors to the hallway where the waiting room is located.  Mike was with me and he pointed to the room and said, this is where I first met your family and friends.  It brought tears to my eyes. Read More

Moving on…..

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It is with great sadness that today is my last day of physical therapy at Spaulding.  It has become my safe haven, home away from home.  But as they say all good things must come to an end.  They have given me all the right tools to go out on my own.

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Back at it

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The last several weeks have been so hectic that some things had to give. Both physical therapy and my gym work outs were cancelled for various reasons but it’s now time to get back at it.  Spending an hour with my personal trainer Justin helps me to get my focus back on track. Read More

Marathon Monday

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For me, 4/15 is just a date. The Boston Marathon has much more significance than just the month and day. There are so many emotions associated with today & its events. Thankfully, along with the sad, there have been very happy moments and bonds that have formed with old and new friends (in some cases more than friends ). I cannot thank everyone enough for their support over the past year. Read More

The Day Before the Big Race

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Here we are, the day before the big race. So many emotions but as I mentioned previously I am thankful for those that are supporting me by running tomorrow. My hope is that I will be there somewhere on Boylston (as hard as it will be) to cheer everyone on but I’m still not sure. It will be a game time decision…… But please know I will be thinking and tracking all those on the Running for Ro team throughout the day. Read More

Running for Roseann

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Over the past year, I have worked hard to get my physical ability to as close to normal as possible. But I am far from the physical activities that I did several times a week, such as running. Because of this, I needed to be “absent” over the last several months as all the training has been going on for both the 5k and the marathon. Even though I’ve removed myself from knowing, all running in my honor have been in my thoughts, even more so as we enter this weekend. I cannot thank them all enough for making it their mission with these 2 races to help me out and additionally I hope it helps them all heal in their own way. Read More

One Year Anniversary

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“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” – Melody Beattie

It is important, today, to express my gratitude for a year filled with people who sustained me through the most difficult physical and emotional time in my life. Read More