Tuesday, 16 April 2013

My Heart Goes Out...

My heart goes out to all the people affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy yesterday. How many runners around the world talk about potentially trying to qualify for Boston? Thousands, I would guess. I know some of the people in our run group would chat about it, and so many marathons and half marathons are described as "Boston qualifiers." And to qualify is such a proud adrenaline rush kind of moment in and of itself. Our run coach, Ann, competed there two years ago and remembers her family having stood right around where the second blast occurred - a popular spot for spectators. I remember her telling us stories about what a wonderful, exciting event it was, with several spectators having gained the reputation for helping to cheer on the runners, in very unique and funny ways. It was inspiring to listen to her. Now all that is left from 2013 is pain, sadness and terrible grief. We can only hope the cruel perpetrators are found and brought to justice.

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