Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet is on the road to recovery after being hit by a car on Commonwealth Avenue while training to compete in the Boston Marathon again in 2019.
Haslet posted an update on Instagram Thursday after the crash, saying, "At any given moment you have the opportunity to say; this is not how my story is going to end.”
“At any given moment you have the opportunity to say; this is not how my story is going to end.” Thank you @Nike for your support and love, and your sweet note. I can’t think of a better vase than a fresh pair of kicks. Especially for these sick Vaporfly 4% Flyknits! I’ll be rocking these on my first run back, I can’t wait to get a timeline and start counting down the days until then. Today I got dressed and put on my team’s hat, it made me happy to look forward instead of backward. These days are not easy. The emotional roller coaster that comes with the stages of grieving is not new to me, but it still makes me suddenly burst out sobbing. I’m done with surgery - for now. But I have a long road ahead. I can’t move certain parts of my body, I can’t put my leg on (it received the first hit of the car) and I’m bruised and swollen all over. Some moments I focus on all of the ways it hurts, but I try to focus on all the ways it could have been so much worse. One thing I know for sure? This isn’t how my story will end. #bladerunner #bostonstrong #adriannestrong
"Some moments I focus on all of the ways it hurts," Haslet wrote. "But I try to focus on all the ways it could have been so much worse."
Haslet was a professional dancer before she lost part of her leg during the 2013 Marathon bombing, and she has since become a motivational speaker.
Haslet planned to run the 2019 Boston Marathon for her new foundation, chronicling her training with Heartbreak Hill on social media. Monday, Heartbreak Hill Running President Dan Fitzgerald tweeted, "Our team name, the Heartbreakers, is usually a cute play on words relating to life and racing and their intersections. With this, the team is actually heartbroken. Sending love to @adriannehaslet."
Fitzgerald told Boston 25 News that Haslet's injuries will likely end her chance to run in this year's race, saying she was the part of fabric of his team, but that they are still rooting for her every step of the way.
"I can feel your love and support and I just want to say thank you. I'm really scared, but I think I'm in good hands," said Haslet.
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