The horrific events at the Boston Marathon today leave me sad, heartbroken and in fear. I cant help but put myself in the position of the runners, the spectators, and everyone in the city. I will never understand evil!! Why do people chose to take something so special away??
For so many their Boston Marathon experience today was not what it should be, marred by fear, injury and death. The tragic event will live in the nightmares of my friends, fellow runners and all those who were there to support the Marathon.
I ran the Boston Marathon in 2011 and although the day did not go as I planned, it was all that I could have imagined and more. I cant help but let myself focus on my moment and not take myself to that dark place of what happened today in the city that holds a special place in my heart..
I sat on the Finish Line the night before the race with my training partners and friends.
I pointed to Heaven as I crossed the line and hope that all who were watching could see me Finish. I dug deep and did not give up!! Yes I let my time goal escape but that didn't matter, I made it.
FINISH LINE!!! I was zombie, the pack of people was so tight.. What I do remember is the Medals, I picked a pretty young lady with a dimpled smile. She put the medal around my neck and I turned away. Tears flooded down my face and suddenly the world melted away....I could feel my Dad giving me a HUG, I could smell him, the crowd was gone and I was with my Dad... I felt him say "I am proud of you, and the family. Keep going, I am with you." People probably thought I was CRAZY!! I am not sure how long I stood there motionless, it felt so GOOD to feel his presence.. Suddenly he was gone and I was ALONE, in a sea of people but alone.
If you have a positive Boston Moment please share....let yourself remember because we cannot let Evil take this away from us.