Monday, April 15, 2013
Boston Marathon Tragedy
While I don't think I'll ever run it myself, I'll be honest the first thought I had was I will qualify to run it next year to honor those who were effected. This is laughable. My best half marathon time was 2:51:15. Qualify for Boston in a year? That would mean I would need to run a marathon, then run it fast. But, it was my first thought. Run Boston. Don't let whoever did this think they can stop people from living their dream.
Today, let's remember all those whose dream was turned into a nightmare because some terrorist (no matter who or what did this, they are a terrorist) felt this was the appropriate method of voicing their disagreement with something that I will bet has nothing to do with running, racing, the Boston Marathon, or large city races. I don't care if you crossed the line, were crossing when it happened, or hadn't gotten that far yet, this day will always be tainted. My heartfelt prayers and love to everyone involved - runners, family, police, fire, EMTs, doctors, nurses, National Guard, volunteers, blood donors, and locals - who were involved in anyway. This will not stop runners. We are a strong group and we will run in honor and in memory. God Bless everyone involved.