Boston Marathon Tragedy

What a horrible tragedy at the Boston Marathon today. Thinking of those affected by this horrendous incident.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/15/us/boston-marathon-explosions/index.html

So thankful to hear that my mom’s friend and colleague, Maureen, is safe after running the marathon, as well as SR, a runner whose blog I read regularly.

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I would also just like go take a moment to applaud those selfless individuals who put themselves in harm’s way in order to help those injured – police officers, fire fighters, race volunteers, and spectators – all good Samaritans.
A few quotes that spoke to me today:

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“If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” Kathrine Switzer, first woman runner of the Boston Marathon in 1967. This is a great article:
Washington Post article

And one last: “So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, “the good outnumber you, and we always will.” -Patton Oswalt

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