adventures, day to day happenings, training, and complain about the
weather, I feel the need to address the Boston Marathon shooting
incident. Almost a week later, I still can’t comprehend why this
happened or who would do such a thing. I’ve cried several times,
especially after hearing about the 8 year old that lost his life
while watching and then running to greet his dad at the finish line.
How absolutely terrible… I absolutely, positively cannot imagine
that family’s pain. I am always so grateful to have spectators
waiting for me at the finish line – my husband, my parents,
siblings, friends, etc. It’s an honor to have them share in my day.
To think that that honor could be turned around in a blink of an eye
is just horrifying. I also cannot wait for the opportunity to have
my own kids watch me finish a marathon. I can picture them waiting
at the finish line, so excited to have seen me cross…
Whidbey Island – how he stayed around after the event to watch
other finishers. How inspired he is to run, run fast, and chase his
potential. How similar to that 8 year old he probably is.
us. I told Nate the night after Whidbey that I sort of wished I had
chosen to run Boston as my spring “A” race. I’ve never run it
and would love to be able to race it while I’m competitive. I
briefly considered it but wanted a more low key Spring marathon
(after big target races last Fall, NYC, and upcoming Chicago). I
know, though, that if I would have raced it that I would have been
carted to the medical tent afterward (always!) and after 30+ minutes
of recovering I would have been out watching and cheering for other
finishers. That’s just who I am – I love being around and enjoying
other people’s finishes/triumphs. So there’s a chance that it could
have been me there.
just awesome. It shows what a close knit family the running
community is. I won’t post links here because I won’t get them all,
but please consider checking out the relief efforts. There are
things from collections for prosthetic limbs for those that are in need (how neat is that) to T-shirts showing support of Boston sold
by the NYRR. Hands down, awesome.
my Washington adventures over the next couple of days (there was a