1 week after the tragic events of the 117th Boston Marathon we are all still shocked.
While we will never understand why this disgraceful act was done … We do understand is how incredibly strong our runner community is.
Runners have felt love from all of their friends and family … runners have prayed together for those who were injured … runners have turned around after running 26.2 miles to help those in need … runners have come together to support Boston and let them know that we will remain strong and determined as a community, that we will tow the line at next year’s Boston Marathon with pride and that we will band together to ensure our races are a safe environment.
I love this running community and I felt extra warm tonight as so many of my favorite NYC faces came together for #BostonStrongNYC
Mr. Brian Kelly of Pavement Runner started the #BostonStrong movement and instantly it grew into a nationwide (and even global) event. Tonight thousands of runners met in their respective cities and ran in honor and support of the 117th Boston Marathon.
In NYC 300 + runners donning Blue and Yellow met at the Tavern on the Green in Central Park to Run for Boston. Our fearless leader and super special lady Miss Abby Bales led us in a moment of silence before we started off
RB and I ran with Ashley , Meggie and Melissa Z … we thoroughly enjoyed the breezy spring night, the great conversation and the laughter among friends. As did all of the other runners, it was just awesome to be looping the park with such a dynamic pack of runners. I had chills as I saw the group overtake the Central Park Running Path. These running friends of mine are pretty great What a wonderful movement and a special night.
NYC showered Boston in running love tonight and I am so happy I was a part of it.