- Posted January 15, 2014 by
Cave Creek, Arizona
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Run for Boston 2014
Terrorism only works if people are forever changed to accept and embrace fear. In terms of running, that means avoiding the types of venues that should---and do---inspire us to push ourselves and our communities to do more than we thought was possible. In reality, just the opposite has happened to me (and to many others).
I am committed to seek out the very venues that those terrorists/cowards would have us avoid; and it appears that there are huge movements across this nation---and beyond---doing the same. I want to use my running as an "in your face" statement about how terribly wrong these terrorists are in terms of everything they think and do.
So even though I have reasons for not running another marathon, in the end they are just excuses. With the number and extent of the folks that were injured in the Boston Marathon, I refuse to make excuses about not supporting them. It may be just a simple gesture...but it is a heartfelt one that required significant time, effort and sacrifice on my part.
p.s. I will be running this weekend with a "Boston Strong" T-shirt for the 1/19/14 full Rock 'n Roll Marathon in Phoenix, Arizona.