I write this post as someone who has never run a marathon and someone who has never been in as devastating a situation as the two explosions that went off at the finish of the Boston Marathon this past Monday. It is truly horrific what has happened and the impact it has had on the running world, never mind the city of Boston and the families of those injured and killed. This was done with the intention to hurt, to kill and to instill fear, and while initially that intention was fulfilled, it in turn created a reaction toreach out, to contribute and to come together. Just like the running and blogging world have done this past week. What is important is that we must continue to help and support in whatever way we can, we must continue to race, and above all, we must continue to run. The Boston Marathon will not cease and races will continue to take place. Above all, we must not stop running.
Tuesday, we ran 6 miles for the first time in a very long time. It was tough but we did it. And really, after reading in the news that after the blasts, Boston Marathon finishers ran to hospitals to give blood, 6 miles is nothing to complain about. Onwards and upwards!
For a first hand account of a Boston 2013 finisher’s experience, head over to Amy’s blog for her initial reactions and feelings.