Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Boston.... My personal pledge


    Early Monday afternoon found me hammering out the miles on the treadmill. Most days this is where I train while my baby naps. I get outside whenever I can to build my endurance on the road and in the conditions, but this was clearly going to be an indoor day! Monday I was struggling! Really digging to get the last three miles in. Finding it easier to focus without the distraction of the T.V. I rarely turn it on. Monday I did, and just as I was about to talk myself out of completing my days work the tragic news began to unfold. Anyone with a heart for humanity and the pride of an American feels the way I do...

Devastated! Angry! Heartbroken! 

    This simply cannot go on, yet sadly it will! Monday as I did my best to shield my children from the continuous coverage I could not help but feel an overwhelming sadness when I looked into the faces of my young daughters. This is the world they will grow up in. The world in which they will raise their families...

 So how can we help?

    The unfortunate fact is that this is not going to stop. We have to protect each other! Be aware, and most importantly do our best to live unafraid. As the title of this post indicates I have my own way of honoring Boston. By the time the race season concludes this year I will have run the miles needed to complete my own marathon. In each of these races I will run with pride. I will remember. I pledge to not live in fear and to honor the innocent.

    The web is alive with kind hearts wishing to contribute to the healing. How are you healing? Below are a few links that will guide you to The One Fund, Boston Inc  formed to help the persons, and families most affected by Mondays tragedy. The Red Cross and the Salvation Army If nothing else, prayers for healing are always needed. Hold your loved ones a little closer and remember each and every day is a precious gift!

1 comment:

  1. the web is alive with kind hearts, perfect. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo


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