I cannot even begin to imagine the horror that shook the crowds at one of the most prestigious running events in the world today. I am unable to wrap my head around it. It hurts my head. It hurts my heart even more.
But this I do know. I am going to show support for Boston. On Tuesday April 16th I will wear a race shirt. And tennis shoes. All day long. What do you say? Will you show your solidarity with me? Head to your closet and dig out an old race shirt.
Wear your race shirt on April 16th.
You don’t have one? Now is the time to sign up for a race! Head to Active.com and find a nearby race. Register. Commit. There is nothing like completing your first race. You will be thirsty for more. You will want to improve your time. You will want another shirt. It just snowballs until the mileage increases. You will find friends who like to run and you will run with them. You will find that running is an amazing form of therapy. All your troubles get pounded away as your footsteps fall onto the ground. A good running partner makes the miles seem like a few minutes. Soon you will forget that you could barely run 1.5 miles and you will be on your way to big achievements.
If you aren’t ready for your first race find a running group in your area. I suggest Moms Run This Town.
Tomorrow I will be wearing a running shirt. This idea was posted by one of my local running groups and I encourage you to pull out any race shirt that you have tomorrow and show solidarity!
I am a runner. I have completed several half marathons. A half marathon is 13.1 miles while a full marathon is 26.2 miles. The big running joke is that half marathoners are only half crazy. Get it? 🙂 I have no ambition right now to run 26.2 miles. And Boston is entirely out of my league. The people who run the Boston Marathon are fast. Like ridiculously fast. They are the girls in my running group who have qualified for the Boston Marathon who I admire because they have dedication, commitment and are able to kick ass.
We can’t change the events of the 2013 Boston Marathon. But we CAN stand together to begin this healing process.