Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The tragedy in Boston at the Marathon on Monday has really hit me hard. By God's grace one of my best friends was unable to run the race due to injury and I was not at that finish line watching her finish the race when the bombs went off (her projected race time would have put her at the finishing line right at the time they went off). By God's grace her and her husband decided to watch her friend who was running from mile 22 not the finish line and her friend's family was at the finish but uninjured. So many people were not so lucky. I have been praying and crying for these people so much the past couple of days.
I was out running when the tragedy happened and came back to see the news on in my home. The news shocked me. Never did I think anyone would have to fear for their lives as either a spectator or runner in a race.
Runners are strong though and we will pull together and get through this. I have joined an event on Facebook called Run 26.2 for Boston where people are dedicating their next 26.2 miles of running to the people affected by the bombings. I am also racing a local 10l this Sunday and am going to dedicate my run to those affected. Currently I am trying to think of some way to visually represent this. If there weren't running involved in the dedication I would make a cotton t-shirt that said I was dedicating the activity to it but I don't like running in cotton so that option is out. Right now I am just thinking that I will make a small sign and pin it to the back of my shirt, any other thoughts on what I could do would be appreciated.
Here I have attached the link to the Facebook event that I joined for those who are interested. https://www.facebook.com