What a horrible tragedy at the Boston Marathon today. Thinking of those affected by this horrendous incident.
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.
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:
“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