Melissa Fryback, a good friend of Arciform ( and owner of Option 4, a design and marketing agency that provided marketing and design services for Arciform in the past) recently fulfilled a lifelong dream by participating in the Boston Marathon.
She is safe and sound, having completed the race well before the bombs were detonated, but the Oregonian did catch up to her to capture her experience of the race, the bombing and its aftermath.
Here are some quotes from that story. We are relieved that Melissa is okay and wish a safe and speedy recovery to all of the race participants impacted by the bombings.
From the Oregonian story:
Melissa Fryback, a 42-year-old runner from Beaverton, finished the Boston Marathon with one her best marathon times ever, clocking in at the finish line in 3 hours, 43 minutes and 46 seconds…
They were about 4-5 blocks from the finish line when they heard the first explosion.
“I said ‘What the heck!?’ It almost sounded like construction, but it was very loud. Then we heard a second explosion,” she said.