|wearing a race shirt in support|
As a Christian, I am grateful that I serve a loving God. I am thankful that He is in control. I am thankful that His love is evident and plentiful in the Boston Community. I am thankful that even in the midst of chaos, He is the anchor.
I stopped asking "why" a long time ago. I'm not so concerned
with the "who" either. I'd rather focus on how we, as a community, can help. How we can support those affected and help them heal. The running community will rally. Endurance athletes are, by nature, stubborn. We will not stop running. Races will be held all over the country and people will run in honor of Boston.
I, myself, ran a silent mile for the victims this morning. It was an early run, 5:30, just the birds and I. I prayed, and will continue to do so, for the runners that had their moment cut short. For the injured spectators that their wounds, seen and unseen, will heal. For the running community that will not be bullied into fear or submission. There are no words to express how proud I am to be a runner. My heart overflows.