Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Today was not a scheduled running day for me. However, in light of the tragedy at the Boston Marathon yesterday, there was no way I couldn't run today.
A group on Facebook have organized a virtual run today called Runners United to Remember - I learned about it from my friend Jan who shared it. I went to their Facebook page and printed out the bib and laced up my shoes this morning.
Hmm, it seems I have sort of a snarky look on my face. I'm not trying to make light of the situation, but during my run I had been reflecting that if they were hoping to stop these events from taking place with acts of terror, they picked the wrong group of athletes. This is NOT going to stop runners. Period. Anyone who runs 26.2 miles for fun is much stronger, mentally and physically, than that!
Another movement on Facebook is for all runners to wear a previous race shirt today to show solidarity! I chose one of my Fallen Heroes of Georgia shirt and the hat from my very first marathon. It just seemed appropriate.