A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing who was recently struck by a car while crossing the street in the Back Bay hasn’t let go of her goal of running the 2019 race.
Adrianne Haslet had been training to run the 2019 Boston Marathon, and, in a series of posts on Instagram in the days since the Saturday crash, she has told her followers that she isn’t sure what her prognosis is for the race.
“I have to be patient in my recovery because that will make me stronger in the long run,” she said in an Instagram story Wednesday evening. “Thanks for making these first few really tough days easier with your words of encouragement and hope and support. It is not easy. It’s a hard pill to swallow, but gonna get through it.”
Haslet has been in the hospital undergoing multiple surgeries since she was hit while in a crosswalk on Comm. Ave. on Saturday evening. The driver remained at the scene and was cited for failing to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
“I’ve been through worse,” she said, sharing a photo of herself in the hospital. “I can get through this throbbing pain, this deep anger, this hurdle.”
Haslet was one of the 17 people who lost a limb in the 2013 attacks, and she has since continued to dance and run, appearing on “Dancing with the Stars“ and crossing the finish line of the 2016 Boston Marathon as a runner.
She then ran the race again in 2018, but the soaking rain and cold prevented her from finishing.
On Wednesday, Haslet pointed to past targets she’d “smashed” over the last year and her continued resolve in her ongoing recovery.
“Armed with a determination I never thought could get stronger, and your words, love, and support to do so will only make crossing that finish line even sweeter,” she said. “Day 38 of Boston marathon training is a rest day. I don’t know if I’m cleared to run this year, but until then, my head is staying in the game.”