2013 Boston Marathon — Part 1

Haven’t felt up to putting my race thoughts down yet. Boston4.15.13 A local newspaper asked today for an interview.  I spoke totally unprepared.  The next 10minutes were a rambling, unorganized catharsis.  I recalled the emotional call from my sister making sure I was safe and the moment of realization that my wife was down at the finish waiting for me just an hour before the bombing.

Fortunately, for my wife and I, we were in a cab heading to the airport when the tragedy struck.  I still feel a solidarity with everyone that was involved.  We all struggle to understand the motives of people that deal in destruction.  But we also share the common identity of being runners.  To endure, is at our core.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims of this meaningless act of terrorism.  My first Boston Marathon was always going to be a special memory but now it is even more singular.

Thanks for reading,

Doc

6 Comments

Filed under Boston Marathon, Triathlon

6 responses to “2013 Boston Marathon — Part 1

  1. Anonymous

    Still rocks me to the core. Eternally grateful for you and Karen’s safety. Deeply saddened for those who were affected both physically and emotionally….cannot begin to imagine what it was like for you two knowing you were there.

  2. Grace Bos

    Still rocks me to the core. Eternally grateful for you and Karens safety. Deeply saddened by those affected both physically and emotionally….cannot begin to imagine what it was like knowing you were there…

  3. Grace Bos

    sorry for posting twice…..

  4. Glad you were o.k. I dream of qualifying for Boston next year. This bombing made me all the more determined to run it.

    • Thanks for your comment. I agree with you. I’d like to go back next year if I’m free. I imagine it will be a awesome celebration of running, Boston, and the marathon.

      • I read your bio. We have a lot in common. My mom was born in Africa to missionaries. I played soccer in college, ran a marathon and got bored and decided to do triathlons and now focus on my first ironman, and my husband is in med school. Although the stress has me having trouble keeping weight on him. 😉 Great meeting you and good luck in your training!

Give me a shout!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s