3.2 for 32

The run was great!

There were SO many people out there today – probably over 6,000?


Before the race started, they released the balloons. 32 white ones in remembrance, and the rest were orange + maroon.


It turned out to be a beautiful morning, too.

The run was all around campus, which was fun, since we never run here.




And yes, we DID get to run in Lane Stadium :)

We actually got to run down the tunnel where the football players come out of before every game – SO EXCITING. Nick even told me this morning that I have a “football problem” – but I don’t think it’s a problem ;)

We touched the Hokie Stone above the entrance and ran into the stadium with “Enter Sandman” blaring (aka, the Hokies’ official football entrance song).





I even found the Hokie Bird on the run!


It was so much fun, and I’m happy Nick and I were able to participate in this event. There were people cheering all along the course, plus the music in the stadium, and bagpipes along the run, too.

After we finished, we headed to Our Daily Bread for some real breakfast!


I had some coffee, a feta breakfast sandwich (feta, egg, tomato, balsamic on whole grain bread) and some fruit salad.



The perfect way to fuel up for the work day ahead.



Even with all the sadness attached to this day, it was a great morning and an amazing way to remember what happened here and keep moving forward.

I wasn’t born here and I haven’t lived here all my life, but the Hokie Spirit is contagious once you ARE here. This community is so welcoming and supportive, and I’m so proud to be a part of it.

This isn’t something we’ll ever forget, but we can move on and learn from it.


Happy Friday!



  1. Wow, that sounds amazing. Those balloons in the sky.. that’s beautiful. :)

  2. That run looks amazing. I love the balloons! Glad you took such a positive experience away from it. :)

  3. What a great way to honour their memory. Did Nick also go to school there?

  4. How wonderful that you got to participate in such an amazing event!

  5. What a special way to honor these people. Good for you guys!

  6. It’s great to see the VT can take such a horrific experience and remember it in such a fun and uplifting way.

    And how cool for such a football nut like you to actually get to run into the stadium. I bet it was the highlight of your week.

    • Yup, totally was :) Now I’m pumped for football season and sad that I have to wait 4 more months!

  7. Isn’t it usually the guy with the “football” problem? So funny :)
    Glad you had a good run and a great looking breakfast too!

  8. What a great event. I love that you are able to honor it in such a positive way!!
    Great sandwich too :)

  9. I love love love that picture of all the balloons! And congrats on a great run :)

    That sandwich looks amazing. I’ve been loving on eggs lately!

  10. What a fantastic event, and a beautiful way to honor those that lost their lives that day. amazing

  11. I couldn’t make it to the run but it looked soooo fun! I love that you got to run through the stadium!

  12. Congrats girl. Sounds like an awesome event.

    And the only football problem is people who don’t like football. THAT’S a problem ;)

  13. Amazing! I wish I could have been there to run. BUT I rocked out one of my VT tanks at the gym and ran my own 3.2 for 32.

    I remember that day like it happened yesterday down to the very second…

  14. What a terrible day, but how special that you all honored it by doing something positive. The campus looks beautiful!

  15. What a great way to honor the memory. I still remember hearing about what happened. such a terrible day.

  16. What an amazing event to take part in. Great job!

  17. such a great way to honor the momery. :)

  18. glad to see you could take part in that event, I think it would neat to run through the tunnel and on to the field too. i don’t think you have a football problem, hope you and Nick have a great weekend, love you and miss you both

  19. WOW that is so cool! such a great way to honor the victims and their family!!!! and awesome bfast after!

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  21. I love the look of all those baloons–so cool!

  22. SO glad the run went well today!
    And that sandwich looks amazingly delicious!

  23. We’re with you in spirit here at NIU…

    Huskies for Hokies.


  24. Congratulations! It looks like you guys had a great time! And I love the pic of all the balloons! :)

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