Wednesday, April 17, 2013


I don't have anything to say that hasn't been said. As someone who calls Boston home, it goes without saying that I am deeply saddened and I am angry. Running is the best sport in the world because we are all on the same team - team runners. We live for the spectators at races. As said here,

"Without those people, a marathon would just be an exercise in self-abuse from a large group of crazies. But there is meaning in marathoning: the people who watch." - Erin Gloria Ryan

Marathon Monday is the best day ever to be in Boston. The entire city comes out to cheer on runners. Bostonians can be a crude, rude bunch at times (lovably so) - but on Marathon Monday, all of that is gone. Everyone is on "Team Runner." And for someone to try and take that away from us? It makes me so angry.

This is the only race shirt I have that still fits (i.e. isn't a midriff). I wore it yesterday to work. I have never had the honor of running the Boston Marathon, but regardless, I am A runner in Boston, and I WILL KEEP RUNNING. I will also never take any spectators for granted ever again. And I will spectate every race I can, annoying cowbell and all. 

No one can take running away from this town. #boston

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