I haven’t blogged about Boston until now. I have been wanting to but I have been at a loss of what to say. Even now while typing this I am still struggling with coming up with words to describe how I feel about it.
In addition to that, I am not sure if I can say anything that hasn’t already been said by others. Not much can top this awesome letter or this post that sparked a global movement.
Despite all of that, I can’t not write a post about Boston.
When I first heard about the what happened at the Marathon my emotions were all over the board. I was shocked, sad, upset, disgusted, heart broken, angry, afraid and many many more.
For a brief fleeting moment I even thought to myself, “Maybe I shouldn’t run big races anymore.” That was a thought out of fear and it was immediately replaced with “Hell no, I am going to run whatever sized race wherever and whenever I want to. End of story.” I refuse to make decisions that are based on fear. I will not allow myself to be controlled by others.
2. I am going to run. I can’t think of a better way to honor those that lost their lives or were injured than to put on my running shoes and log some miles. There are many group runs being planned for today all over the world!
Here are a couple that I know of that are happening in the Detroit area.
1. The New Balance store in Farmington Hills is hosting a Runners for Boston run. Click here for more info.
2. The Hanson’s Running Shop in Royal Oak will be hosting a group run at 6:30pm.
Let me know what you are doing to honor Boston. Did you blog about it? Leave your link in the comments! Did you plan an event? Leave that link below as well.