My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to all those affected by the events at the Boston Marathon.
Something happened this week... something evil, unexpected and horrific happened. And it took me back to square 1... I began thinking about my family, about my spirituality and about how uncertain life is. I actually had a feeling of helplessness. I remembered thinking "can we not even run anymore?" Something so peaceful, innocent, and pure will never be the same. The sanctuary that is running; the place where many go to think, de-stress, challenge themselves, achieve that oh so wonderful euphoria has now been tarnished.
And what about the people of Boston?? What about the people who lost their loved ones?? What about America?? Well, I have no doubt that, as Maya Angelou wrote "we'll rise" as one. The running community, the city of Boston, the families of those affected thru this tragic set of events, the United States of America will stand together. Together, we'll look forward to upcoming races, upcoming training runs, upcoming opportunities to show our unity.
Together we'll overcome.