There isn’t a lot I can say that hasn’t already been said. I am angry that someone would do such a terrible thing to so many innocent people. I am also sad that a celebration of life was turned into a tragedy. My thoughts are with the victims and their families, and the people of Boston. Whenever I run, they will be in my thoughts. I will not let fear dictate whether or not I participate in marathons or other sporting events.
A sporting event like a marathon is one of the most life-affirming things a person can do. But fear is life-negating. We all die a little inside when we let fear prevent us from doing what we really want to do. Boston, you are in my thoughts and I know you will not surrender to fear. I hope the cowards responsible for this tragedy are quickly brought to justice and I also hope that the victims and their families will find closure.