I know most if not all of you have heard of the tragedy at the Boston Marathon today. I have some blog posts that I want to get up but frankly, they all pale in comparison to what is happening in the running community today.
I am just thankful that the people I know that were there are all safe. I know people that were in the area minutes before it happened, someone I know was 100 yards away pacing someone, someone else was at mile 26. This is all too close for me. Anything seconds to a couple minutes another way and my post may have been completely different. I'm am just so thankful right now. I know not everyone is as fortunate.
I'm fortunate to be a part of the running community. The running community in general is friendly and supportive. Sure there can be some competitiveness but it's generally all friendly competition. Run down a trail any time of the day and someone is saying hi and giving you a wave! So it's so upsetting to me to know that something like this could happen. People train so hard to get to Boston, to have their finish or their memory of their finish stripped by such a tragedy. I hope any of you reading this that have had someone in or running Boston today, I hope everyone you know is ok.
Hug your loved ones today and every day. Be grateful for what you have and who you have in your life. I know from past experiences and with things like today...no day is guaranteed!