The spectators should have been cheering along those who were crossing the most iconic runner's finish line...
The athletes who dedicated so many hours of training, so much sweat, and most likely some tears...
When people should have been running toward a finish line they were dashing away from it.
A day that should have been filled with joy and accomplishment was cut short by devastation.
So much sadness.
To all those affected at the Boston Marathon, I extend my thoughts and prayers.
A Runner’s Prayer
Run by my side – live in my heartbeat,
Give strength to my steps.
As the cold confronts and the wind pushes,
I know you surround me.
As the sun warms and the rain cleanses,
I know you are reaching out –
Challenging me; loving me.
And so I give you this run – my effort, my life.
Thank you for matching my stride.