if you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.

I have few words today after yesterday's tragedy in Boston. It was only after seeing this quote from Kathrine Switzer {via Dave Zirin and Ezra Klein} that my heart was comforted ever so slightly last night. 

Kathrine was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, inspiring generations of women {including me} to tackle the challenge of 26.2 miles. The sentiment in her statement is so true: marathons truly bring out the best in humanity. Even when the worst of human nature was on display yesterday, these examples prove that we will prevail over this horror.  

The only way I could process the emotions of yesterday was to do what I always do when I need a chance to think: I went running. I've learned from 16+ years of running that it is my best medicine.

I am so grateful to know that everyone I know in Boston is fine and well, but it doesn't make up for the people who weren't so fortunate. I'll continue sending endless prayers to everyone affected--and I hope you'll do the same. I'll be back to normal programming on Thursday. xoxo {av}