Today as I watched a lot of the specials about the events I was sad, shaking my head a lot. Then they showed all the people that helped. Runners running back to the explosion area to help injured. Running to hospitals to donate blood, and pushing victims with them. It was emotional and uplifting.
One thing I do still feel bad for is the people that worked so hard to get there and had their time stolen from them. Only a runner can understand the work, dedication, and pain it takes to run a marathon. Getting into Boston takes a bit more. You have to endure all of that plus finish in a good time just to get in. Most runners can only dream of running Boston, and the few that are lucky enough, who have put in the work deserve to celebrate a finish. Some runners didn't even get to finish. No celebration, no getting the medal put around your neck as you go to hug a family member. Whether you finished or not last year I would like to just say congrats because you earned it.
You may have injured us
You may have knocked us down
But we will get up and continue to fight
4-21-13 let us never forget!