My heart is so heavy with the events of yesterday at the Boston Marathon.
That marathon is such a prestine event — and is held so high simply because it takes so much dedication to qualify for.
My thoughts and prayers go to all of those affected.
My heart and compassion goes out to the runners of the Boston Marathon — I’m crushed that your finish line experience was taken away by hatred and disrespect.
It was amazing to see the abundant response from runners — Facebook, Instagram and Twitter were overflowing with love for Boston.
But I’m focusing on the good.
My IG friend, Nelly is safe; she even had her man with her when she was stopping from finishing just a few miles from the finish line.
Fellow Marathon Maniac and friend,
Dave Mari was spectating the finish line — he’s safe.
Local running friend, Lyle — he finished prior to the incident and is safe.
My favorite blogger, SkinnyRunner also finished before the four hour mark — her and her husband are safe.
Ali, a fellow runner I follow on IG, she’s safe.
There are others that I follow via social media or that I know through other runners — I’m thankful to say that they’re all safe.
And lastly, I’m grateful that Jim and Mike didn’t go run the marathon. Jim had pondered it and potentially had access to a bib — Mike has family in Boston and could have run it also. I cherish my friendship with those two, (I’m even tearing up as I type this) and I’m thankful that they’re here in the sunshine state.
But we’re runners.
We’ll keep pushing forward.
We’ll keep our stride.
We’ll keep racing towards the finish line.