Running for Boston

If you’re a runner I’m sure that like me, running is your outlet for whatever emotion you happen to be dealing with at any given time. I run when I’m angry. I run to deal with stress. I’ve run through grief, loneliness and boredom. I’ve even run to celebrate life’s happier moments. I’ve run to challenge myself and prove my strengths. There is not an emotion that running hasn’t seen me through at one time or another.

This morning I ran for Boston. Like a lot of other people out there who are doing the same thing today. Not because running is going to bring back those who died or heal those who have been injured. We are running to mend our hearts, and the hearts of those of us in this world who are feeling shaken by this whole experience.

This morning I ran to show myself and the world that I refuse to let fear hold me down. I ran to restore my faith in humanity. I ran because I refuse to let the darkness win. I ran to show — myself, more than anyone — that I still have faith in humanity, that I still believe the good guys outnumber the bad ones. As difficult as it is, I can’t allow myself to believe anything else.

Run for Boston 4/17

*If you’d like to join in on the ‘Run for Boston’ movement happening all around the world today, check out the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Run-For-Boston-417/613135315380603?fref=ts . Simply take a photo of our yourself before or after you run with a sign like mine: “Run for Boston” with your location and 4/17 and upload it to their page. Maybe it’s not doing much in the grand scheme of things but when it comes to terrorist acts like what happened on Monday, I firmly believe that this is one of the best things we can do — show them that love and courage will always win in the end.

And hell, a good run will make you feel better, too.

2 Responses

  1. I LOVE that you did this, my friend. I did too, and I will run as many days this week as I can, with those that lost their lives, were injured or affected by Monday’s events. A small token, and paying it forward, in a sense. XOXO.

  2. Just the picture alone had my heart, sweet friend. Thank you.

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