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Tears from Heaven

Thursday, April 18, 2013

I joined the "Run 26.2 for Boston" on Facebook.

I have to say that I am not one to jump on every band wagon that comes along, that stuff drives me crazy. However, as a runner and human being that was deeply saddened by what happened on Monday, I felt obligated. Because I still can.

I went out to run the first miles of my 26.2 miles for Boston this morning and it is a cloudy dreary day. I guess that fits the mood. I began thinking about what happened and how many people's lives are now drastically altered because of this senseless act. We will never understand what makes some people do such horrific things to other human beings.

Someone asked me if I still want to run a half-marathon. My response is that I am more determined now then ever to run a half this year. I hate when it takes such negative occurrences to bring people together, it shouldn't be this way. But I guess that is part of human nature and at least we can come together.

Anyway, as I started my run it began to drizzle and I thought of "Tears from Heaven".
Heaven weeps above the Earth......

What are we doing to ourselves?

I beg you, Please go out today and do something positive to make a difference and counter act this terrible act of violence. Even if the best you can do is smile at a stranger, do it today.

Sincerely with emoticon to you all.
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    1781 days ago
  • PDQ1203
    1793 days ago
    I will not stop running, although I don't run much and 5k is my longest distance. I also hike and walk a lot and did a 15.1 mile memorial march a month ago and have walked a few halfs in the past. I love runners and being in events and nothing is going to stop me like this even if I can't run a full or half marathon. I will do my little running and my long walking and be proud of the running community for how they've pulled together. Way to go!
    1793 days ago
  • ANDY_54
    Love this post and thanks. Have already run 3 miles as well. It will be slow, but like Bigpawsup, I will get it done before the end of the month. Take care!
    1793 days ago
    Well said. Bless you.
    1793 days ago
    I completely agree with BIGPAWSUP! Can't let people like that stop us from living our lives! Keep on running, walking & more!

    1794 days ago
    It is hard to wrap my mind around the bombings. Way to stay focused and show solidarity!
    1794 days ago
    I'm just smiling and saying hello to people I see during my morning walk. Locally, they are having a candlelight service and commemorative race tonight.
    1794 days ago
    No Fear! That's how I'm looking at it. I did a run the night after and I will do the 26.2 before the end of the month. I will not stop running, I will not stop participating, and I will not live in fear.

    Then the idiot with the bomb wins.
    1794 days ago
    Go it and I agree.
    1794 days ago
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