Tuesday, April 16, 2013

My heart is so heavy

Where do I begin?
What can I do?
Who can I pray for?
How does something like this happen?
Whose going to pay for this?

I know Boston is all over the news today and probably will be for the next few days. I just can't imagine what this city is going through.

I don't know if any of you follow Ragnar on facebook. But I do. All day yesterday, they were hyped about the race. People posting "good luck wishes" and tracking their friends. It was all so positive, such great spirits, cheering each other on.

That is what runner's do. We spend months training preparing ourselves for the big race. We spend months eating right, skipping happy hours, waking up early for a run, just so we can perform well on race day. I just think of all the hard work these runner's put in MONTHS prior, they set out for the race, they run, the encourage each other and bond with total strangers.

WE do whatever it takes to just get to the finish line. We encourage total strangers  to KEEP GOING.

I can't explain it, but running during a race gives me total peace while I run. It's a happy place.

Can you even imagine being a runner during this race and hearing the sound of an explosion?

Immediately throwing you into a panic, wondering about your family waiting for you at the finish line?

The thought of someone doing this intentionally makes me sick to my stomach.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” -John 16:33

Hug and tell your loved ones you love them today!


  1. I couldn't stop the tears yesterday. Not only was I heart broken for those injured or worse, my heart ached for all those (some 9,000+) runners who never got to cross the finish line. All that time, effort, dedication, and no finish line. What a tragic day for the most iconic American race. :(

    1. It's just so sad. I can't stop watching the coverage...