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We can't make every marathon safe (Read 117 times)


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    Bad Ass

      Very true.


      Thanks for sharing.

      Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

      Next:  RnR Country Music Half Marathon

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

        A point  author makes is a point I make repeatedly with my students.  The concepts of liberty and security are fundamentally incompatible.  The more you have of one, the less you have of the other.  The most secure place on the planet is probably North Korea while if individual liberty is all you crave, Somalia is a great place to be.  Most of us want to be somewhere between those extremes.  The important thing from my perspective is that we make our choices deliberately.  We realize that measures that increase our security decrease our liberty while keeping our liberties makes us less safe.  It is important to have the debate so that we can make our decisions both collaboratively and deliberately.

        Short term goal: 17:59 5K

        Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

        Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).

          We can't make life safe. In fact, we're guaranteed not to get out of it alive. Take precautions, but don't forget to live.


          "Journey" hater

            We can't make life safe. In fact, we're guaranteed not to get out of it alive. Take precautions, but don't forget to live.

             

            That's what I talked about with my daughters when we got back from Boston. Also made sure to remind them that there are way more good people in this world than bad people. Unfortunately bad people are always going to exist.


            Just Keep "Tri" ing

              We can't make life safe. In fact, we're guaranteed not to get out of it alive. Take precautions, but don't forget to live.

               

              That^^^^

               

              I know every time I get on my road bike that I could have an accident.

              Every time I drive my car I take a risk.

              I know every time I get on a plane that something could go wrong.

              I know that not being able to have my boys with me and protect them like when they were little

              that bad things can happen to them (and have).

              Some nut job could walk into your workplace and start shooting it up.

               

              A million scenarios are possible, most of them are not probable.

               

              I will continue to do what I have always done. Don't place myself in situations that I know to be dangerous.

              Be aware of possible safety issues and do my best to mitigate any dangers but continue to live life and

              take advantage of opportunities for fun, adventure and new experiences whenever I have the chance.

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              Next country for us - Austria Sept 2014 for 30th Wedding Anniversary :)

               

              kristin10185


              I race in SparkleSkirts

                The New York City Marathon runs right through my neighborhood. It runs one block from my apartment. You better believe I will be standing there cheering on marathon day in November, just like always. I learned  at age 10 about terrorism, and was taught that living in fear doesn't keep you safe. It can happen anywhere. Fear doesn't keep you safe, but it does give them what they want. When I was 10, the summer before I entered 5th grade, my family went to Atlanta for the 1996 Olympics. We have family near Atlanta who we stayed with. We went to Centennial Park daily. My brother and I played in the fountains shaped like Olympic rings almost everyday. We bought and traded Olympic pins with vendors. Just a few nights before the concert that the bomb went off, we were in the park for a different concert. We were on the way back from viewing an event, driving by Centennial Park when a bomb went off one night. My uncle was in the park (he was ok). It can happen anywhere, any time, to anyone. We did not leaveAtlanta afrer. We changed no plans. We went to events the next day. Even went back to the park. Safety cannot be gaurenteed, but fear is no way to live.

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                  We can't make life safe. In fact, we're guaranteed not to get out of it alive. Take precautions, but don't forget to live.

                   

                  That about says it all. :-)

                   

                  Overprotecting yourself / your kids / etc will only make you "safe, but miserable".

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                  Nevrgivup


                    THIS. I could choose to live life in fear or live each moment like its my last. I choose to enjoy life and find purpose within it. I was doing what I love when the bombs went off. I have never been so sure of my passion for nursing until now

                     

                    We can't make life safe. In fact, we're guaranteed not to get out of it alive. Take precautions, but don't forget to live.

                    Running is my mental-Ctrl-Alt-Del. 


                    LimpingBehind.com

                      A great quote from Obama's speech today:

                       

                      This time next year, on the third Monday in April, the world will return to this great American city to run even harder, and to cheer even louder, for the 118th Boston marathon.

                       

                      Bet on it.

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                      Nevrgivup


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                        A great quote from Obama's speech today:

                         

                        This time next year, on the third Monday in April, the world will return to this great American city to run even harder, and to cheer even louder, for the 118th Boston marathon.

                         

                        Bet on it.

                        Running is my mental-Ctrl-Alt-Del. 


                        Just Keep "Tri" ing

                          A great quote from Obama's speech today:

                           

                          This time next year, on the third Monday in April, the world will return to this great American city to run even harder, and to cheer even louder, for the 118th Boston marathon.

                           

                          Bet on it.

                           

                          Double Love.

                           

                          As I said in my post on Boston a few days ago. Seeing hubby run Boston 2010 and being there to feel

                          the excitement and joy is THE REASON I started running full marathons after being happy just running

                          1/2 for 10 years. He was qualified for this year but we chose another destination marathon instead.

                           

                          I really really hope he can BQ and get registered again for 2014. I would so love to be there next year. It

                          will be a celebration of epic proportions.

                          Marathons run in Canada/USA/Bermuda/Ireland   

                          Next country for us - Austria Sept 2014 for 30th Wedding Anniversary :)

                           


                          Bad Ass

                            Like I told my dad when he was angry at me doing marathons after Boston, was that my job is more dangerous and more risky than doing a marathon.  When we had a bomb/fire scare yesterday and we evacuated, I called him to let him know and to tell him see?  My job is more dangerous and you don't expect me to stop working, right?

                             

                            We can only be vigilant but we cannot stop living.  I come from a high crime country where people get raped, robbed, and/or murdered (or turned on fire) every day.  Sometimes I didn't want to go out one night but still did it because life does not stop, why should you?  Always vigilant but enjoying life.

                             

                            We can't make life safe. In fact, we're guaranteed not to get out of it alive. Take precautions, but don't forget to live.

                            Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                            Next:  RnR Country Music Half Marathon

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


                            Bad Ass

                              Great quote.  And it is true.

                               

                              A great quote from Obama's speech today:

                               

                              This time next year, on the third Monday in April, the world will return to this great American city to run even harder, and to cheer even louder, for the 118th Boston marathon.

                               

                              Bet on it.

                              Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                              Next:  RnR Country Music Half Marathon

                              Blog

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

                              RSX


                                Here in MA most of us use vacation days to watch or run Boston. I have only missed it once since my parents "dragged" me when I was little, and don't plan to ever miss another one. I wish that London could be televised this weekend on tv as opposed to on-line.

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