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Boston - The Love Continues

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I know that I said yesterday that I was going to blog on the Boston horror story, but somehow I haven't been quite able to wrap myself around this. I'm not sure why? As most of you know from repeated exposure to my meanderings, words usually come easily to me. Not this time. I wonder why? However there have been many out there who have said it well and have said it beautifully and I am grateful for their words. The other team that I have many friends on is "The Rookie Runners". Of course, this event hit them hard. Thankfully, It doesn't appear that any of them were directly involved. However their remarkable leader "Trish" added a sticky thread for runners to comment on. There are a couple that are very well said and you might want to visit them. Trish also suggested that this week we "run, walk or bike" as a tribute to Boston and the people there. I think that's a wonderful idea. Luv and I rode 13 miles and certainly had those injured, physically or emotionally, at Boston in our thoughts. Trish also recommended wearing race shirts or some type of clothing that tells people that you are still out there and will not be intimidated by cowardly terrorism. I also support that idea.

Snow stated that we should get out there and make sure we tell those that are close to our hearts that we love them. Always good advice, but essential right now! Snow I love you!!!

Maui tells us to focus on the good people out there and there are MANY and to focus on the fun in this world. Again excellent advice! Yes Maui, I love you too!

Through Choc we are reminded that even our daily life is filled with tragedy, but somehow we work around those storm clouds and we move on and we bask in the sunshine. Yep, love Choc too!

Then there's the rest of you on the deck who are literally residing all over the world: Canada, U.S., France, New Zealand - thousands of miles between us, but with close bond of friendship and support. Somehow this bonding helps us see past the terrorists, the global crises, the nay-sayers and opens our eyes to all the good out there, as already mentioned by Maui. Love you all!

Not sure how I wasn't able to write my blog, but this felt so natural.

Peace my friends,
There's still a lot of good in the world.

This was a post of mine on Outdoor People, but I wanted to include all my Rookie Runner friends as well so posted it here. Love you all.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FANTASM01 9/24/2013 4:41PM

I'm surfing motivational pages today and yours came up. What a nice tribute to the Boston tragedy you wrote and paraphrased from other friends. Our world has changed but I totally agree with a previous response that good will beat evil and good people will keep on doing things they love no matter what. I can see by your pictures that you are indeed a very active and daring person. The glacier tracking photo is very cool. I hope you have that one blown up and framed on a wall in your home. It should be. You are indeed an inspirational sparker. emoticon

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KAYOTIC 4/18/2013 12:30PM

    We'll be getting out today too....and feeling the love more than ever, looking for the goodness.

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BOBBYD31 4/17/2013 8:26PM

    well said my friend. this was a tragic event

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    Thank you Wood. Like DEBBYFROMMT, I am also joining the Boston 26.2 Race. This is very sad and I am more determined now to run a half-marathon this year. I ran yesterday and wore a race shirt to show support. I will start my 26.2 count tomorrow.
Good will conquer evil.

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MAUIMA 4/17/2013 5:25PM

    Yes...Love you too my friend.
emoticon emoticon Goodness is alive, therefore, hope is as well.

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SNOWSNAKE 4/17/2013 11:43AM

    The best words are ones that flow from the H E A R T. Your river never runs dry, your heart is what people "see" first about you..... emoticon well said and you already know that I love you!!! emoticon

Comment edited on: 4/17/2013 11:44:45 AM

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SCOTIANRUNNER 4/17/2013 11:29AM

    Love you right back!!

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SCOTIANRUNNER 4/17/2013 11:29AM

    Love you right back!!

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DEBBYFROMMT 4/17/2013 9:52AM

I joined this, You might want to also.

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MNABOY 4/17/2013 9:10AM

    My prayers go out for all.

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KELPIE57 4/17/2013 9:02AM

    The love continues, and like topsy it grows and grows!

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CASSIOEPIA 4/17/2013 8:59AM

    Love you too!

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