I didn’t realize how much I felt a part of the running community until today. I’m so sad and angry and emotional over the bombing at the Boston Marathon. There are tears streaming down my face.
Running events are very symbolic to me. I’ve gotten emotional at each and every one of them. They are such a celebration of the HUMAN spirit. Runners come from every background. There’s no race or sex or religion or politics involved. That’s another reason I’m so attracted to them, the diversity. At their heart they are about people encouraging and inspiring each other while doing something for themselves, challenging themselves.
I know I’m naive. Someone once told me I live in a bubble gum world and you know what, I do, because some days I just can’t deal with the real one.
This is one of those days.
I’m putting the kids to bed and going for a run.
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