And I thought my run ended badly.
I can’t even describe how saddened I am by the tragic events during Monday’s marathon. My heart and soul go out to the people running, and the spectators cheering on their loved ones. It’s hit very close to home, especially since I was participant in a similar race just a few days ago.
Runners tend to have a connection with other runners. A kinship that develops just by being at the starting line together. And sometimes, you feel that bond even when you’re not there at all.
That is why I have been so affected by it.
What gives me hope is that these tragic events tend to bring out the best in people, and there are far more good people than there are evil.
And even better… I just read how how Sheri Piers, a professional marathoner, vowed to race in the Boston Marathon again, despite what happened. “We cannot let this terrible tragedy taint this amazing international event or let whoever was behind this evil act win. That’s why I will run it again.”
I’m pretty sure the runners, and Boston itself, will not succumb to the terror of this disaster.
I’ve seen this next quote floating around FB and a few of your blog posts as well. It’s so heartwarming that I wanted to post it here as well.
That’s why I have hope.