Last week, I planned to publish a bunch of catch-up posts about VCM training and my trip to California. But I didn't want to say anything more about running before I said something about Boston. I started to write about it two different times and got stuck. It seemed like nothing I had to say mattered and I couldn't come up with the right words. So I read what other people had to say instead.
Instead of trying a third time, I'm just going to share with you some articles and blog posts that moved me over the last week.
Emily's powerful thoughts and analysis - A DC running and tri blogger who has run Boston twice.
A story about the dad of a guy I went to high school with who was aiming to break a record for most consecutive Boston marathons run.
A Vermont running blogger who was spectating in Boston a few hours before the attack.
Runner's World - The Boston Bombings: A Loss of Innocence
An article about the winners and how their victory means so little in the face of what happened.
A first-hand account from pro distance runner Lauren Fleshman.
A blog post on the Vermont City Marathon blog with a note from the race director.
There are, of course, so many more. This is something that will affect the running community and the country for a long time. But it has shown how much good there is in people in the face of such un-explainable evil. People will persevere and people will keep running. And we'll think about the people of Boston and those who lost their lives every time we run.