I don’t write about tragedies in JustAskBoo, but as a marathon runner I can’t ignore what happened on Monday in Boston. It hit too close to home. I ran the Boston marathon in 1999 – it was my second marathon. I know what a big deal it is to make it to the finish line, and all the training that goes into getting there. It’s an incredibly momentous occasion, and so tragic that someone took what should’ve been such a beautiful moment and in an instant turned it into a horrible one. I’m thankful no one I know was hurt on Monday, but my thoughts and prayers are with everyone who participated or was affected.
The Miami running community got together on Tuesday night for a silent run to honor and remember those in Boston. It was a nice tribute, reminding us of how close the running community is, here and elsewhere.