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Earlier this month I wrote about being hooked on running and what actually got me there. Yesterday I was reaffirmed of why I love to run. Community! The running community and atmosphere is what drew me in to begin with. Yesterday in Boston Massachusetts that community was evident. I am proud to call myself a runner and those people who did what they had to do to help one another made me even prouder.
Last night the #Runchat Facebook page posted this “There’s a movement happening for runners to unite and wear a race shirt tomorrow to honor and remember those lost today. Let’s do it. For those without a race shirt or if you have to dress up for work, wear the Boston Marathon colors of blue and yellow. Spread the word.”
This morning my alarm went off way to early, 0230 to early for work. I decided to wear my Binghamton Bridge Run race shirt in order to show my support for Boston. This particular shirt has special meaning. It is my first ever race shirt.
Today the Facebook page of http://www.runjunkees.com created a virtual event. Beginning April 16th-May 4th anywhere in the world. Here it is! “This is a virtual run event, which means you can run (or walk) any distance, anywhere and at anytime. It is intended to both honor the victims as well as display an act of unity and solidarity in the running community. This was an event dreamed up by fellow Runners and you are welcome to invite anyone to join. THIS IS NOT A FUND RAISER. PLEASE be careful of scams (already) of people claiming to be raising money. A special thanks to TJ from VO2 the MAX for creating the “race” bib. Once you’ve completed your unity run you are welcome to post a picture to the RunJunkEes facebook page (please do not email pictures). Other runners are suggesting to wear a race shirt as well, so if you have one and you’d like to do so that would be great.”
I personally plan on wearing this bib along with my race bib on Sunday April 21st 2013 when I take part in the Seneca 7 race http://www.seneca7.com in order to show my love and support for my fellow Americans.
Keep on Running!