When I heard, it was like a punch in the gut. I had regretted all day that I couldn't watch the live feeds because of standardized testing.
I have no words. As a human being and as a runner, I am deeply offended by the lack of compassion and respect some people have for human life. I feel personally affronted, as if this were somehow an attack on me...which is ridiculous. But there it is.
I know we as a nation will come out of this stronger, but right now I feel shattered. Life is sacred. Racing is an embodiment of life.
In the face of darkness, light will shine through. I leave you with something to warm those who feel as physically sick and shaken as I do.
Yes. We, the good, outnumber those entrenched in evil, and we will overcome.
My thoughts and prayers are with Boston tonight, and with the entire runner-tribe.