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Bring back Boylston Street (Read 170 times)

    Terrorist may bomb, shoot, hack, and hi-jack but are unable to take our resolve and freedom. As Americans, as runners and as people we will return to the Streets of Boston to run, work, laugh and play. You, the terrorists, will be remembered, remembered as the coward that disrupted our peace - briefly. You will be remembered as the evil that had no face, the coward. Your cause however will be fruitless and impotent. Mentioned and forgotten and that brings me some calm, some calm knowing that you had no impact for your cause. The souls you took will not be soiled but shine. They will shine fondly every Boston Marathon here after.

     

    Peace be with you but may God turn your soul.

    PR's : HM 1:51:15  -  5K 21:27

     

     

      Nevrgivup - my wife posted the following quote on FB and it made me think of you. Thank you for being there as a volunteer.

       

      “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news,” he said in a highly viral image “My mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.”Mr.Rogers

      PR's : HM 1:51:15  -  5K 21:27

       

       

        Boylston Street is still here. A little tattered, but still here. We still rock.

          Boylston Street is still here. A little tattered, but still here. We still rock.

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          PR's : HM 1:51:15  -  5K 21:27

           

           

          kristin10185


          I race in SparkleSkirts

            Boylston Street is still here. A little tattered, but still here. We still rock.

             

            Double like!

            PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)

             

            I started a blog about running :) Check it out if you care to

            MrNamtor


            DON'T TREAD ON ME

              I've never had even the slightest desire to run a marathon, but now I'd like to try to work towards BQing so i can run Boston in 2 years.

               

              I think it would be nice if next Boston Marathon they just had an open format with 10s of thousands just running as one on the route to Boylston Street.

              Buelligan


                I've never had even the slightest desire to run a marathon, but now I'd like to try to work towards BQing so i can run Boston in 2 years.

                 

                I think it would be nice if next Boston Marathon they just had an open format with 10s of thousands just running as one on the route to Boylston Street.

                 

                 

                I just said the same thing in another thread. I never once had the desire to compete in a marathon, but I do now. I wanted to turn my rage into something constructive - it's gonna be this.
                MrNamtor


                DON'T TREAD ON ME

                   

                   

                  I just said the same thing in another thread. I never once had the desire to compete in a marathon, but I do now. I wanted to turn my rage into something constructive - it's gonna be this.

                   

                  +1

                    PR's : HM 1:51:15  -  5K 21:27

                     

                     


                    Ball of Fury

                      +1,000,000 to this entire thread!

                      PRs:  5K 22:59, 10K 46:54,HM: 1:51:15


                      Dr. Cornsitter

                        I'm just sitting at my desk, crying as I read through this and all the other threads. Though my heart hurts in an unimaginable way right now, it is warmed by the response here in this forum, and here in Boston. I, too, will start making a plan for a marathon and not be afraid.

                        Quote from BeachRunner3234 on 6/25/2013 at 8:20 PM:

                        So I'm currently sitting with a bag of frozen corn in my ass.


                        Mostly Harmless

                          At this point it would take an act of God for me to run fast enough to actually qualify for Boston but I plan to be there next year one way or another.  Either running through a charity or just as a spectator/volunteer.  I'll be there. Fuck whoever did this and fuck their "cause" too.

                           "Address the process rather than the outcome.
                          Then, the outcome becomes more likely." - Robert Fripp


                          Girl Parts

                            At this point it would take an act of God for me to run fast enough to actually qualify for Boston but I plan to be there next year one way or another.  Either running through a charity or just as a spectator/volunteer.  I'll be there. Fuck whoever did this and fuck their "cause" too.

                             

                            You can join my charity that I created in my head last night - FUT - fuck you terrorists - we'll be raising money for terrorism victims.   I wonder how to get it so that it counts for the BAA entrance to the marathon.

                             


                            Bad Ass

                              That would be a charity I would create, Oski.

                               

                              I will not be doing Boston next year (neither for charity) but now I want to do it one day (never wanted to before).  I just don't think I can convince my husband to do that specific race next year.

                               

                               

                              You can join my charity that I created in my head last night - FUT - fuck you terrorists - we'll be raising money for terrorism victims.   I wonder how to get it so that it counts for the BAA entrance to the marathon.

                              Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                              Blog

                              "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

                                At this point it would take an act of God for me to run fast enough to actually qualify for Boston but I plan to be there next year one way or another.  Either running through a charity or just as a spectator/volunteer.  I'll be there. Fuck whoever did this and fuck their "cause" too.

                                 

                                I am planning on being there as a friends SAG team. It would be nice to see an organized effort to demonstrate our resilience. A example would be if all runners and spectators could wear re white and blue or some derivation of this.

                                PR's : HM 1:51:15  -  5K 21:27

                                 

                                 

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