ABBY FIERMAN | stage 336 | MA
I'm running because I want to support the One Fund and the city that I love.
When you grow up in Newton, Marathon Monday is truly one of the greatest days of the year. I have the best memories of cheering and handing out water and oranges (no "goo" back then) to the runners on Heartbreak Hill until my parent's literally dragged me away. I have been so excited to share this special Boston day with my sons. Sadly, the events of last April have tainted this day for me and now when I think about the marathon I will unfortunately also think about the lives lost, injuries incurred, and the war scene I had to walk by as Tyler and I walked to school in the post marathon days. Running with the team from One Run for Boston is a way for me to reclaim my positive memories of marathon while also supporting a wonderful cause.