1. How the running community persevered and came together in a moment of sheer panic and disorder. The running community is a strong, supportive family. Not one to be messed with. You want to demoralize humanity? Starting with a group of the strongest people, physically, mentally and emotionally, is not the place to go. Seeing runners, police officers, spectators and random strangers helping one another just goes to show how we come together.
2. How Boston came through and provided strength when it was at its lowest. After visiting Boston last September, I fell in love with the city. Boston is a strong city that kicked back and rose above the smoke to be strong for those in need.
3. How the survivors are pulling through, staying strong and sharing their stories. I have been engulfed in articles about Boston survivors and where they are now. Many have over come so much: loss of limbs, loss of family members, loss of peace of mind. Sharing their stuggles and rising above their pain is incredibly inspiring.
Here are a few articles I've read recently:
They are beyond inspiring.
Today we unite, a year after tragedy and stand strong. This weekend we cheer on the runners who have worked so hard to participate in one of the greatest running accomplishments imaginable: The Boston Marathon. As a running community, we will persevere. As a country, we will unite.
Take some time today to pray or offer a moment of silence for those lost and injured during last year's tragedy. I know they would appreciate it.