I haven't wanted to post all week because I honestly didn't have anything to say minus what has already been said, and I most definitely cannot say it with the eloquence that some others have.
My heart is heavy as I pray for everyone in Boston and for this all to end as quickly as possible and for everyone to stay safe.
Each run I have done this week has been with Boston on my mind, as I am sure is the case for the running community.
One thing I can say is how proud and grateful I am to be part of such a truly amazing and inspiring community.
The movement #BostonStrong begun by Pavement runner is just awesome. I am loving how all over the world everyone is uniting behind this. Seriously, could I ask to be part of a more supportive community? I am looking forward to running on Monday in support (please work do not keep me. k, thanks).
Tomorrow I am running the Asbury Park Half Marathon and am looking forward to racing and being with everyone and showing our support for Boston. People have asked if I feel guilty racing and yes there was a part of me that was feeling some guilt about being excited to get out there tomorrow but on the other hand, running is part of WHO I AM. It is a great part of my identity. Who is winning if I give up or pass on something that is so important to me.
So tomorrow I will run and my thoughts and prayers will be with Boston. I look forward to being in the midst of a community that has proven that we will rally behind our own and that we will only grow stronger.