I was going to blog about my weekend, but after today’s events it just didn’t seem to matter.
The Boston Marathon, one of the most renowned marathons in the world where the best of the best run each year, has been tarnished by tragedy. Repeatedly watching the bombs explode on TV doesn’t even compare to what people must have experienced at that finish line. An unspeakable horror that has changed The Boston Marathon forever.
I first heard about this tragedy via a friend on Facebook who basically said that 2 bombs went off during the marathon and people are hurt, right after that post the information starting flooding social media like a wave of destruction. Death, injury and unbelievable terror. Three dead and over 120 injured.
My heart aches for all those directly and indirectly affected by these events. My heart aches for the running and athletic community that is forever changed. Evil knows no boundaries and can strike at any moment unannounced destroying precious lives forever. This makes me angry, angry that someone could hurt so many people and angry that it leaves people afraid, myself included.
In the mass chaos and evil that has surrounded these bombings there is a shred of light, a beacon of hope that lies in humanity itself as runners who completed the marathon continued to run to the hospital to donate blood to help those who were injured. People opening up their doors to runners that have no where to stay. People offering shelter, food and comfort for those in need after this horrific event.
We will prevail over evil as hope is still alive.
We need to choose not to be afraid. If we allow fear take us over then we allow evil to prevail. Life is meant to be lived and today’s events brings it all into perspective.
Hold your loved ones close and live your life fearlessly.
I plan to!
Run Often, Love Completely, Live Fully