Only one word to describe the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Horrific.
It is hard to not be affected by a terrorist act taking place on U.S. soil, but I am so much more upset about this, as a runner. There is a camaraderie in the running world. You work very hard to prepare to compete in something that is one of the most physically grueling activities you can put your body through. Granted, I am a new runner and not anyone who would ever be able to qualify to run the Boston Marathon, but I have done many large running events and am doing the most important one thus far in AZ this weekend, Pat's Run. There are over 30,000 people expected at this run. The same amount that were in attendance at the Boston Marathon. That is an incredibly large group of people. People that include wives, husbands, children and parents who were there to cheer on their loved ones in what would have been one of the greatest celebrations of their lives. Volunteers who help to keep things moving smoothly. Paramedics and physicians who are there to help injured athletes. Now there are 3 dead, one an 8 yr old child, and over 120 others who were injured by the acts of someone without a soul.
All we can do today is pray for all of those people who are affected by what has happened.
Prayers for Boston.