Truth be told, I really struggled with this blog post. For one, I haven’t written for a while, and in light of the events Monday in Boston, a blog post now seems too predictable. Too “bandwagon”. But there’s something very special and important I realized Monday night after looking at the full class list for Chrissy’s Level I and noting and participating in Jason’s sold out Spinsanity class – we have built ourselves a community and as a community, we grieve, we grow, we fall, we stand… together.
We are Boston.
If you’ve ever dreamed of the finish line, you’re Boston.
If you’ve ever suffered and stressed and lost sleep over a ride, run, or the like, you’re Boston.
If you’ve ever been at the start or finish line, cheering, you’re Boston.
If you planned, had a setback then a comeback, you’re Boston.
If you’ve dreamed, you’re Boston.
If you’ve ever had that dream stolen, you’re Boston.
If you have family, you’re Boston.
If you’re doing life alone, you’re Boston.
If you ever did things because someone told you “you can’t”, you’re Boston.
If you ever did things because someone else couldn’t, you’re Boston.
If you ever did things because you can and you will, you’re Boston.
If you’ve fallen, but you get back up, you’re human.
In these “uncertain times” (very Presidential, I know), let us be allowed to grieve, mourn, process, the unspeakable acts that occurred April 15, 2013. Let us grieve as fellow athletes. Let us feel sympathy for the families. Let us send kind and positive thoughts that the runners will run again, somehow. Let us hope that some form of justice will be served.
And let us continue to look ahead. We must stay strong. We must stay together. We must continue to live our life the best we can.
We are good.
We show respect.
We will overcome.
See you at the studio.