Monday, April 15, 2013
117th Boston Marathon
I am heartbroken and sick to my stomach over what happened today at the Boston Marathon finish line. But I wanted the world to know that a lot of good and happiness happened out there today too.
I am moved by the spirit and dedication of the marathoners. I love the courage of the marathoner. Today among all the brave runners, I saw blind runners, amputees, wheelchairs, wheelchair pushers, people running in memory of others, people running after having raised money for charities, people who have dedicated a lot of time to training and have qualified! It is inspiring.
The other inspiring thing is the crowd. You will not see a Boston Marathoner walking. The crowd will cheer them on and give them a pat on the back to keep going. The crowd lines both sides of the street for 26 miles...and not just lines, but is like 4-6 people deep, and even more in some parts. That is awesome!
There was a lot of love at mile 19. Anna was loving on Caleb. They enjoyed a little sibling wrestle on the blanket. Daniel and James loved holding cups of water up for the runners. They were so thrilled when a runner picked their cup. I loved being their with my kids and friends on a beautiful day. I was inspired...and I kind of got the marathon itch.
There was a lot of love and goodness out there starting on the streets in Hopkinton and ending on Boylston in Boston.