I still feel in shock when I think or read updated reports of the Boston Marathon yesterday. I feel more struck and more affected by this act of terrorism and hate than I have by other senseless and cowardly shootings and tragedies.
I feel connected to the athletes and spectators hurt by the bombings because I am an athlete. While I have never ran a marathon, I have ran a couple halfs and have done various other endurance events. We are athletes. We have the same goals, same lifestyles, same feelings of pushing our bodies to accomplish events.
I am horrified at what happened, to hear about amputations and worse of the athletes and spectators. I can easily place myself in their shoes with my family and friends at the finish line. These cowardly attacks leave many questions in its place: why? who would do something like this? These questions have been asked before with no answer.
This one struck much too close to home. Pray for Boston. Pray for the athletes.