Today has been a mixed day of emotions. On one hand, it is the sixth anniversary of the massacre at Virginia Tech. I always have waves of emotion on and around this date. We are forever changed, we will neVer forgeT, and we continue to live for the 32 who can’t anymore.
In addition, there’s the horrific events that took place yesterday at the Boston Marathon. I don’t understand why someone would do that anywhere, but especially at a place that is supposed to be about triumph and celebration. My heart is with the victims and all those affected by this senseless act. What a world we live in.
One of the reasons I am a runner is because I can turn to running when things like this happen. I went for a run today in a blue race t-shirt in support of those affected at Boston and the entire running community.
The human spirit shines brightest when faced with adversity. Runners are resilient and so is the running community. Do not let evil triumph.
‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’