I always knew the running community was made up of some pretty amazing people, but never has that been more evident than this week in the outpouring of love and support after the Boston Marathon bombings.
Every time I’ve opened Twitter since Monday afternoon, I’ve been overwhelmed by the way the running community has banded together to show its support for Boston.
We wore race shirts to work on Tuesday to show support.
Community runs are being organized in almost every major city in the country. I’ve seen several events happening in DC over the next several days. DC friends, which events are you planning to attend?
(If you’re not in DC, Pavement Runner has a great list of BostonStrong runs happening on Monday across the country. I recommend checking out his site if you want to see what’s going on in your city.)
On yesterday’s run, I passed several other people out for runs of their own. Some wore race shirts, some didn’t, but every single one of them nodded and smiled at me as we passed each other. It was as if there was some unspoken bond of solidarity.
It’s like we were in it together, healing in the only way we knew how – by lacing up our shoes and pounding the pavement. Running for those who never got to cross the finish line in Boston and those who may never get to take another step again.
I’m still deeply sadden by the bombings in Boston, but I have been amazed at the way our community has pulled together. It makes me so, so proud to be part of this group.