I don’t typically post whenever something horrible/shitty has happened in the world because I feel like everyone is already doing that.
And I don’t want people to think I’m just “following the crowd”.
What more can I add to it?
But, after watching the live coverage of the Boston Marathon this morning as the elites crossed the finish line followed by the the thousands of other runners who were making their dreams come true while running the most sought after race ever and then hearing there were bombs that went off near the finish line – I just didn’t want to not say something. Even if everyone else has already said it.
I’m a runner. It changed me. It helped me through post-partum depression, it made me realize I’m strong, I’m capable and I am beautiful – even if not by society’s standards – I am through my own.
And the fact that someone chose to hurt people who feel the same way, who worked hard to get to Boston (if you’re not familiar you have to run a specific time to qualify – for me I’d have to run 3:35 which translates into like an 8 minute pace for 26.2 miles) who were ready to prove to themselves that they could do it, it just makes my heart overwhelmingly sad.
I cried. I know, I don’t even know anyone there, so the logical part of my brain knows it’s ridiculous– but the emotional and spiritual part of me - I couldn’t help it. I am simply sad.
And so, whether you believe in Him or not, I just ask you give yourself up for a moment in silence to think of all the people affected by this tragedy and that nothing more will happen.
..and let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1