What happened at the Boston Marathon has, I’m sure, shocked and saddened us all. Every time I turn on the TV and see the face of that little 8 year old boy who lost his life Monday I can’t help but think of my own little girls and nieces and nephews and how something like this could happen to them while attending a public event. The victims of this week’s tragedy are just too young. It scares me to know the world we live in is so changed from the one I grew up in. I have no idea how to talk to my children about these events. How do you educate them about what they’re hearing and impress upon them the importance of being safe, what to do in case of an act of violence, while making the feel safe and have the chance to be children at the same time? I thought it was bad enough having to explain to them about bad people who could hurt them and take them from us. If anyone has any advice I’m listening!
As for the Chicago Marathon, I am still training and participating. In spite of the horrific events we have witnessed in the past decade we still fly, attend school, events, movies, etc. We can not let insane extremest stop of from living our lives and moving forward.
As for my training I would say I have made progress, gotten a little more distance but still have a long way to go till 26.2! My mother came to stay the last week of March (which is really what I should be blogging about!) and although I still ran, didn’t get as much in as I would have liked. However one day during her stay, after dropping Sydney off at school, I decided to take a run. Yes it was cold but it beat sitting around with my mother who would rather lay down and read her Kindle. I ran the 5k route in Monee and as I approached my house I realized I had time to go home with my mom or run the route again. So off I went! I finished two