It’s been a week since the Boston bombing. Despite the horrific tragedy that unfolded,
America was reminded how strong and resilient we are.
Across the country world, the running community is banding together to show their support.
At Mile 25 of the London Marathon this past Sunday, a banner displayed,
“Run if you can, Walk if you must, but finish for Boston.”
Now you can show your support too.
Solidarity runs have been planned nationwide and merchandise is being sold
with proceeds going to The One Fund.
For our Chicago natives-
Fleet Feet Chicago, $20
You see that’s the thing about runners, Dzhokhar…
They train tirelessly. For months. For years.
When they’re training, no one is watching. It’s a selfless accomplishment that only they carry. Exceeding a personal record is a deeply seeded satisfaction without recognition.
When their muscles ache, throbbing with pain, they fight through it.
When others would give up, they run harder. Faster.
And they do it time and again.
For hundreds of miles.
A runner is strong, a Boston Marathon runner especially so.
They redefine expectations, constantly pushing their own limits.
But most importantly, they inspire others.
They are a reminder that we are only as great as we allow ourselves to be.
While you run away from fear, they run towards it.
What an irony that you your spineless brother targeted a group so strong-
Stronger than you’ll ever be.
You thought you’d make a statement, but the only voice resonating here is much more powerful.
We’ll keep running.