At the end of the day I looked at my phone and saw numerous texts from friends telling me about the explosions at the finish line. My heart grew so heavy. I awaited anxiously of news of my friends that were there and if they were safe. Luckily everyone I knew was OK.
The only thing I know to do is PRAY. Pray for the runners, spectators, volunteers, workers and all others that were affected by this awful tragedy. What should have been a day of celebration turned out to be a day of horror. My heart goes out to Boston.
Today I am going to run after my week of recovery. I am going to run 4.09 miles (the time on the clock when the first bomb went off) in honor of Boston. I'm going to run for the victims and while I run I'm going to pray.
The running community is also uniting and wearing a race shirt today in remembrance of those affected by the tragic events at the Boston Marathon. If you don't have a race shirt then you can wear the Boston Marathon colors of blue and yellow.
We will NOT let this evil win!
If you run for Boston today...please email me a picture and caption (can describe your feelings, how long you ran, etc) at firstname.lastname@example.org. I want to use them for tomorrow's blog post about runners uniting together to show our support. Please email me these no later than 9:00 PM CST. Thanks!
QOTD: Will you run for Boston today? Will you wear a race shirt today?