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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 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.
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    I highly recommend you look up what Patton Oswalt said about it yesterday. It's an incredibly comforting thing.
    I had the news on most of the night last night. My 9 year old step-son was with me, and I was answering his questions. A neighbor boy ended up coming over, and asking lots of questions as well. Obviously neither of them were alive during 9/11, so they've never really been exposed to this kind of story. It was very hard, trying to explain what happened, and to explain that some people are just bad people who do bad things for no reason, and that we have to do our best to look beyond them to the good.
    2038 days ago
  • COOP9002
    I can resonate with your feelings. It is still a shock to me how someone could take an event that is so meaningful and uplifting to so many and turn into a tragedy. My heart and prayers go out to the victims and their families.
    2038 days ago
    I too have been totally shocked by the selfishness and horror displayed in boston yesterday. Those people worked so hard, and to take something like that away, let alone kill innocent people - it really boils my blood!

    We need to keep going but remember... it is easy to feel sad and down about the world, but we must gather our loved ones close, be kind to others, and remember that good will always prevail.
    2038 days ago
    My first thought was "why?" too. Then I started to cry. I don't know anyone in Boston or anyone who was running in the marathon but my heart just broke.
    2038 days ago
    I was so shocked too when I first heard it and right away thought "Why?" also. We can't make any sense of it because there isn't any sense. There's no sense to it! Like you say those kind of people must live a miserable existance, full of evil thoughts and devious ways to hurt people. Our hearts are with those poor people effected by this evil. emoticon to you and to all of the innocent injured and their families.
    2038 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    I was just totally shocked and dismayed at the news. How can someone do this? When I took my walk last night with my dog it was on my mind. I thought about all my friends and family members that run in races. It was amazing to see people helping and the runners running across the finish line to the hospital to donate blood. I heard about it on Facebook too. It's just horrible. Boston's still on my mind today. All those injured and the three dead. emoticon
    2038 days ago
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