It's been a week since I blogged. It's also been a week since the tragedies at Boston. I've wanted to blog sooner, but really didn't feel that I could possibly put into words the thoughts and emotions that have been coursing through me. I still can't. I am still in complete awe and disbelief. My heart aches for those that were directly and indirectly involved. What was supposed to be a happy day, a day that so many worked so hard to participate in, will forever be marred by those selfish acts of destruction and disregard for human life. It is so sad, a word that doesn't even begin to encompass the level of awfulness that it really is.
On the other hand, I have read some amazingly inspiring race reports as well as some awesome stories of emerging heros that reenergizes the belief that we, as humans, are innately good people. I am truly impressed with the initiative that the running community has taken to not only honor but support those affected in Boston.
In 1 week (well, technically 6 days, if you don't count today) I will be running the Eugene Marathon. It is the race I have been training for for the past 18 weeks. It is the race that is supposed to get me to my Boston Marathon. I cannot wait. Like so many organized races around the world, Eugene will be doing its part to honor Boston as well.
1 week. 1 week down. 1 week to go. Run Smart. Run Strong. Run Happy. Run for Boston.