Friday, April 19, 2013

Runner's Unite

I said it the other day, and I'll say it again. Runners create a strong community, and I am proud to be a part of it. In the days following the Boston Marathon tragedy, there are still unanswered questions, but runners around the country have banded together to run in memory of those that were lost in this horrible tragedy, and to raise money for those that were severally injured.

I had the opportunity to run for the first time at the Tuesday running group with the American Running Company, where everyone wore bibs in honor of Boston. What a great showing!

Unfortunately, the Last Five memoral run/walk as organized by Boston College students for this afternoon was postponed, due to officials' concerns over overcrowding and the overwhelming of Boston police. I think this was for the best, expecially with today's safety concerns.  Be safe and stay strong, Boston! (If you participate in one of these memorial runs, please let me know about it!)

Also, please check out this article from the Boston Globe regarding newlyweds, Patrick and Jess, who both lost their left legs during the explosion.  These fellow runners need our help and support in coming back from such a life-changing ordeal, and their friends and families are already starting efforts to raise money for their large medical bills on Facebook! Some are simply sending messages of hope through this forum. Runners unite!

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