Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Week in Review: 4/17/2013

by Brenda Chroniak

How do I even begin to sum this past weekend's events up? I'm probably not alone when I say that I feel indescribably sad, to the point where it almost hurts physically. That I'm not sleeping well and that no amount of concealer can hide the "I've been crying off and on for two days straight" circles under my eyes. But I'm also very confident that I'm absolutely not alone when I say that Monday's events have made me want to hug people a little tighter and tell people how much they mean to me. That includes all of you, BTT.

I'm proud to call myself a member of the team. I'm proud to race and train alongside you, and to cheer for you as you accomplish incredible feats of athleticism. I'm proud and honored to count you among my dearest friends. I'm proud to wear the blue and green.

I'm proud of Trish Kelly for her great race at the BAA 5K. I'm proud of Tim Daley and Noah Manacas for taking on the challenge of racing the Tour of the Battenkill and excelling. And I'm proud of everyone who trained hard all winter and lined up in Hopkinton on Monday, whether they received an official time or whether the monsters behind it all robbed them of their finish line-- I'm proud of YOU, Ed Galante, Paul Newman, Meg MacSwan, Minna Kim, Joe Kurtz, Eric Lambi, Elaine Metcalf, Terry Reagan, Matt Bergin, Jimmy Ellis, and Mark Mullins. And I'm proud of everyone else who may have raced this weekend.

BTT, you hold a special place in my heart and I'm just so glad that everyone is safe and accounted for. Please accept this virtual hug, until I see you next to exchange it for the real thing.

Much Love,

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