We Are Boston, We Will Never Forget, We Will Run Again
First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by the bombing at the Boston Marathon yesterday. I’ve had some time to watch the videos and hear the reports about the events that took place. I’ve had a range of emotions run through me, from being sad, horrified, angry, and inspired. I’m sad about what happened but I’m proud of the people of Boston on how quickly people responded and put themselves in harms way to help and save those in need.
At times like these, it’s amazing to see how we come together as a community. Not caring who you are or where you come from, we see a person in need and we act. It’s because of this that I have a great sense of Boston pride and have put some serious thought into running in the Boston Marathon next year. I’m not saying I will, but I am saying I’m seriously considering training and running in the marathon next year as an act of defiance to this act of terrorism and support for the people who have been affected by the bombing. I hope, if I go through with this decision to raise my arms in triumph as I cross the finish line with others who may decide to run for similar reasons.
Photo Credit: John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe