“We Will Finish the Race!”

“Runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’… Let’s get it started in here!”

“Don’t move too fast, people, just take it slow.
Don’t get ahead, just jump into it. Everybody, everybody, let’s get into it.”

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Stand a little taller.”

“What doesn’t kill you makes you fighter. Footsteps even lighter.”

“And I ran, I ran so far away.  I just ran, I ran all night and day.”

“Let’s see how far we’ve come, let’s see how far we go.”


Dedicated to all runners, joggers, marathoners. Thank you for your inspiration.
Attack of the Cute, Stanley, Alex Tweedie, Tom F., Buzzfeed, Peter L., Temple of Cats
Lyric excerpts Black Eyed Peas, Matchbox Twenty, Kelly Clarkson, Flock of Seagulls.
Title quote Pres. Obama



  1. sabrina rose says:

    Kudos, huzzahs, and three hundred cheers to all runners! Salutations to everyone who keeps on going with perseverance and stamina and heart. The non-competitive have a place, too, to cheer on the others and provide hugs and cups of water!

  2. oh man. i am soooooo the last picture today.

  3. Me too!

  4. ….I love the little creatures, there is honesty and nothing else with them, pure innocence and expressiveness, it is delightfully sincere, thanks again for sharing the joy and humor

  5. Hover skwerl!

  6. Boston C.O. reader here. This post made me tear up, though for a change, these tears were happy ones. Thank you thank you. We will finish the race.


  8. I cried when they found the Boston Bomber…..I LOVE AMERICA.And yes,we will all finish the race.

  9. DogEared says:

    God bless us all, creatures big and small.

  10. I’ve never been more proud of my city, my state or my country. Boston Strong.

    And may I say that of all the animal ‘tocks in the world, heffalumps are my favorite. Something about them – maybe their vulnerabilty? – just chokes me up.

  11. This post just makes me smile! Indeed, we will finish the race! Yes, we will! 🙂

  12. Hang tough, all you Boston peeps, the way we know you can. You’re in our thoughts.