Monday, April 15, 2013


I'm not sure if I have anything to add to this conversation but I feel compelled to write. 

I am angry and sad. 

First and foremost I am thinking of those who lost their lives.  I am so sorry for their loved ones.   It makes no sense and I have no words.  Why.

I am thinking of those who were injured in the blast today.  I can't imagine what they are going through. 

I am sorry for the runners in the Boston Marathon who trained for months only to not be able to finish the marathon because an explosion occurred before they could reach their goal. 

I am sorry for those who did finish the marathon, but tonight, instead of celebrating the glory of their finish, they mourn like the rest of us.

I am thinking of the people of Boston, who had their city attacked and one of their most cherished and happy traditions targeted. 

I am also thinking of those who won the marathon.  This moment is one of the greatest happiest moments one can have in the sport of running, and it was stolen from them. 

I am sad for the running community.  An attack at the finish line of Boston feels so personal to so many of us.  Whether you've run Boston before, are an avid runner, or are just a part of the community, it's hard to explain how this feels, or what it means. 

I am thinking of anyone reading this, who feels like normal everyday activities like going to the movies, going to school, or attending a sporting event are not safe anymore.   To anyone who feels like they are losing faith in humanity, don't lose hope.

I know that many stories of heroism will come out of this tragedy.   And I know that the running community will slowly heal.  Thinking of all of you. 


  1. Simple, but meaningful words. Thanks for writing. What a sad time for runners, and for Boston.

  2. Very well said. I have nothing to add, except that I echo all of these sentiments. My heart is heavy for Boston.

  3. Well said. I may end up writing my first blog post ever, even though I haven't been to Boston, and even if I never let it be read, because I have so much going around in my head/heart that I have to get it out somewhere. I agree so much with everything you wrote. :)

  4. I'm sad. I'm angry. Words fail me. Prayers go out to everyone affected by this.

  5. Yes, it is a sad day, but do not change your lifestyle and give in to these fanatics.
    Paraphrasing Winston Churchill, who fought the evil of Adolph Hitler and the Nazis:
    We shall go on to the end, we shall fight them wherever they live,
    we shall fight on the seas and oceans,
    we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength, we shall defend our land, whatever the cost may be,
    we shall fight on the beaches,
    we shall fight in our cities and towns,
    we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
    we shall fight in the hills;
    we shall never surrender.
    These people are evil. Do not let them change you!
    Living well is your best revenge.

    1. I love Winston Churchill :). He has a great quote for almost every occasion.

  6. Very well said.

    My heart aches for the victims and their families, for the runners, and for the city of Boston. What a terrible day.

  7. This was perfect Margot.

  8. thank you my friend. As Heather said "beautifully said." *HUGS*

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