I think many of us are glad the week is over. Here in India, the thoughts of what happened in Boston this week have weighed heavily on my mind. For me, running is a sacred and joyous thing, and something that keeps me balanced and energized. Even here in India, I’ve kept up a running routine, much to the amusement of the locals. The idea of individuals or organized groups using a fitness-related event to cause so much pain and destruction is something I still can’t comprehend.
I have never run the Boston Marathon, but having been a competitive athlete I know what it’s like to get ready for a huge race. My heart goes out to everyone affected by the events in Boston – the families who lost loved ones, the runners who may never run again due to injuries from the race, those who were “just around the corner” when the bombs detonated, and also to those runners who came within minutes of crossing the finish line of the Boston Marathon, only to have that dream taken away from them. It’s just so horrific.
One of my favorite ladies on the planet, Amy Poehler, talks about the events in Boston in this short video. She is personal and honest and her reflections brought tears to my eyes.
My heart aches for you Boston.