Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I couldn't believe it yesterday when I heard about the bombs going off at the Boston Marathon. I'd been cleaning the carpets all day in our house, and sat down for a few minutes to rest when I saw posts about it on facebook. It was horrifying to turn on the tv and see blood all over the place. :( The tv didn't stay on long because watching those things for too long really gets to me, and you know the person who did it just loves all the attention.
When things like this happen, my first thought is always, "Why?" How can someone do something like this to innocent people? It's so sad to think of all the families and people there who were cheering on their loved ones on what should have been a great day in their lives, but it ended in tragedy. I read a little boy died and his sister was hurt. That poor family. My son is 9 and he's come to several of my races.
It's sad to imagine training for months to be able to accomplish a marathon and then having it taken away from me, or worse being injured and never able to run again. Of course I don't think people running a marathon is more important than lives lost, I just know it must be a disappointment to a lot of people. They must feel so many emotions right now. I know I was still on a high myself yesterday from having run a 10k on Saturday and then to hear this...it makes you think about something like this can happen anywhere, and no one in this world is really ever safe.
Apparently some runners ran over to a hospital to donate blood. That's amazing and shows you that in this world there are more good people than bad. It's really a shame when you think about the type of person who is capable of doing such things. They must lead a completely miserable life with no happiness if they are so focused on taking it from others.
Everyone who was affected is in my thoughts. I hope they find peace again soon.