I run a small web site called AlabamaRuns.com/blog and post to it’s Facebook page. One year ago I had started my day out not even thinking about the Boston Marathon being on that day. A little after noon I saw a post online about the Marathon taking place. I stated to do a news search and immediately was immersed into the story about the bombing, I was watching replays of the video on FOX and CNN and reading post on the Alabama Runs facebook page. I realized then that there was a large group of runners from the Birmingham Al area that were participating, and needed to be accounted for. I stated finding post that would say this person or that person was okay and would repost on the facebook page it was 10 hours later that I felt like most of the group were accounted for, some ended not running the race.
That next weekend was a local 15K Statue 2 Statue Race. And everyone there was running for more than just themselves we had a cause mainly to show solidarity with Boston and to show the world that the running community could not be stopped or scared into not running for any reason.
This is my favorite photo taken during the Statue2Statue 15k
Birds birds everywhere