I heard my iPad chirp several times this afternoon and ignored it. I thought that it was just announcing to me that I had a new email... probably a sale somewhere, my horoscope or a new comment posted on facebook. My day was super busy and I have a Wednesday deadline, so I didn't even look at my iPad until almost 5:00. That's when I saw all of the breaking news notifications about the bombs at the Boston Marathon and read about the horror of what had happened.
Running a marathon is a huge commitment that requires months - even years - of training. It's something I don't think that I would have the strength to take on. As I think of those who lost their lives, limbs and loved ones today I hope that their strength carries them through this tragic time.