Monday, April 15, 2013

Boston Marathon

I had my Motivational Monday post all ready to go up at 9:00, but after hearing the news about what happened at the Boston Marathon today, it just didn't feel right to post it. I'm horrified and just feel sick about the whole tragedy. I know quite a few people that were there today (runners and spectators), and I'm just shocked that this happened. An 8-year old boy killed while spectating a marathon?! It's heart breaking, and just so soon after the tragedy at Newtown--how can we even feel safe anymore?

I was so sad to hear the news today, and I have been glued to CNN all day. My thoughts and prayers are with all those that were affected by what happened today in Boston.

I'll post the Motivational Monday tomorrow. I'm sure you all understand.

22 comments:

  1. It makes me so sick! I never once have felt my safety was in jeopardy at any race I've ever run. That feeling is forever tarnished. Family members won't anxiously await for my finishing time, they will be anxious to know that I am safe! My heart is broken for those who lost their life or were injured. I am so sad for those runners who were unable to finish or had their joy of finishing stolen from them. It's just senseless!

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  2. I agree. It just broke my heart and makes me so sad. Praying for everyone that was affected.

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  3. I could not believe what I was hearing. I didn't hear about it until almost a half hour later and by then the people I know who are there had already posted on FB that they were safe. I was going to do an easy 3 miler this afternoon but then after hearing the news, I went out and ran 4 miles as fast as I could. I'm not sure why; it just seemed the thing to do.
    It is very sad.

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  4. My first thought I wondered if you were there. I checked your blog and was thankful you were not. My heart goes out to all those who suffered loss today because of this senseless act of violence.

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  5. I can't stop watching, even though all they're showing are the same five photos/clips/

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  6. My heart is so heavy thinking of what a great day it was supposed to be - a happy celebration - and it was ruined. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Boston.

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  7. I am saddened and sickened. The Boston Marathon should have been such a joyful event not this. Boston is in my thoughts.

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  8. I am so incredibly sad this happened as well. I was stopping by to check because I couldn't remember if you said you had friends there and were going to watch them run it.

    I was happy to see that the older man who you could see fall right as the explosion happened was ok, for some reason I was really concerned about him. I can't believe a child had to die for this... What a tragic day :(

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  9. Why these people attack innocent people I'll never know. It's a cowardly act. And those that don't die, suffer emotoinally for the rest of their lives too. May they rest in peace.

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  10. My dad ran Boston today. Thankfully he was finished before the explosions, but it's scary to think of what could have happened if he had been running slower. This morning was a fun, tracking his progress and cheering him on, but now I feel deep sadness for those affected. It breaks my heart :(

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  11. It's seriously heartbreaking. 13 days before my first marathon, and now it's bittersweet. I will be thinking of those amazing athletes who didn't get to finish Boston because of a hate-crime. my thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected.

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  12. I hope that your friends are all okay...it is a horrible tragedy and everyone there is in my thoughts.

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  13. I felt sick after hearing that. How can people do these things? I just don't understand. :(

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  14. We're all with you.. our hearts are in Boston.

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  15. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it... What a horrible tragedy. I feel just heartbroken for those injured and for the family members of those who died.

    The university where I work was closed last week one day because of 2 bomb threats. It turned out to be a hoax, but no leads on who called in the threats. It is disturbing to think that we now live in a world where a threat like that could be real. We all feel a general sense of unease... you are right... where are we safe, now?

    I feel just sick over this.

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  16. It made my stomach turn. I feel so horrible for those people. My heart goes out to Boston.

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  17. as someone who was there I can't even tell you the level of sadness I'm feeling tonight. Not only was the scene horrible - downright horrific - this thick coat of fear blankets the city and all those present today. There is no making light of such unthinkable tragedy on such a celebrated day here in Boston. I was there to support a family member who crossed the line immediately in front of the blasts. You asked where we are to feel safe now - and I can honestly say I don't know! Leaving the city (well truly fleeing the city) with orders coming through to stay away from large crowds *have you been to Boston during a holiday???* and more bombs being found in trashcans making every receptacle feel like a giant potential threat... I wouldn't wish it on anyone! and I truly hope that those effected are doing okay - there are really simply no more words.

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  18. Praying like crazy. There are some sick people in this world.

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  19. The Boston was the first marathon I ran.... 23 years ago. My heart broke in a million pieces at the news....I can't view the pictures, just too much.

    My friend from Raleigh, NC finished about 25 minutes before the first bomb, she was at a hospitality tent about 1/4 a mile away from the line. She's physically safe but like thousands has a broken heart.

    Endless prayers for all...

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  20. Katie, you were one of the first people I thought about yesterday after hearing the horrific news. It's just terrible.

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  21. I watched the clips of the explosion and what amazed me was how many people were running TOWARDS the site to help, rather than running away in fear. So many people are so good, and it only takes a few or even one to wreak havoc and disaster. So very sad. I thought of you so many times because the time when the bombs exploded was probably about your finish time, eh? I didn't like how they called those finishing at that point, "recreational runners." Anyone who runs a marathon is much more than that, plus to even run in the Boston Marathon, you have to qualify with some pretty good times, I believe. I'm afraid this will change these kinds of events forever. We are not safe from terrorists anywhere.

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  22. It is truly devastating. So heartbreaking to know something like this could happen. I am so proud that so many went back to help after the bombs went off. Taking their shirts off to help wrap around wounds, carrying people, and just hugging those who were in shock. It's acts like that, that make me not feel afraid. There is a lot of evil in this world, but it always brings out 100 times more good in people. I am so glad that you are okay Katie and that you weren't there. I will keep everyone in Boston in my prayers.

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