I find it hard to wrap my head around what happened yesterday at a high school less than a mile from house. The high school my son will attend, where my neighbors attend, and where my friends attended. It’s just senseless. I received a phone call today looking for someone I had never heard of, said he was a 16 year old boy from Milford. I was confused. I googled his name (I google everything) and found out he is a student at the high school and commented in the media about the stabbing. So I’m assuming someone was looking to get the story. There have been news trucks parked in front of the school since news broke early yesterday morning. As soon as names were released the media coverage went crazy. I’m also noticing is how the community is sticking together to support each other. I keep reading about local businesses reaching out to the family and the students to offer their support. A local pizza truck was donating a potion of their sales the victims family. A hair salon is offering free up do’s to the students when the prom is rescheduled. A local flooring store is offering the school a purple carpet since that was Maren’s favorite color. Little things like that makes you realize there is more good out there than evil.
Ok maybe I didn’t run per se (I did jog a few times) but I did my first 5k! Let’s just say I was totally unprepared. I’ve been hitting the gym a few times a week but clearly preparation is needed if you want to be successful. I did it more for the cause, and for the exercise. A playground was built in memory of James Mattioli, one of the 26 angels from Sandy Hook. When I heard that there was going to be a 5k I knew I had to participate. I later found out that it was his birthday, and what an awesome way to honor him by dedicating a playground in his memory. I can’t wait to bring Tyler to play on it, and help keep his memory alive. I’m sore today, but happy I didn’t come in last.
1 month into Weight Watchers and I’ve lost 7 1/2 pounds. It’s slowly but surely coming off!