Today is a bittersweet day. It not only marks the one week anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings, but it would have been Mocha Mooâ€™s 21st birthday (Mocha was our family African Grey that passed away just over a year ago). And of course, itâ€™s also Earth Day. So, as you can see, it is quite a mixed feeling kind of day.
I thought about Mocha during my 12k race on Saturday and will again think about her as well as Boston when I run the #BostonStrongOrl run this evening. It is truly a day that contains a lot of thoughts of those lost on my mind.
That said, I want to keep my head up today and think about the positive. It can be a struggle to do during anniversaries of loss, but I think we need to look for the good and the happy things and times. Running has been a therapy for me since Mochaâ€™s passing as it has been since Boston. I know it will continue to be that for me through all the difficult times. Also, I turn to God, He is always with me and I am thankful beyond words for that.