This hits close to home – both as a runner, and as a MA resident. There will be a lot of discussion about the causes, what could have been done differently, etc. But, I hope people don’t lose sight of the individuals impacted – those injured/killed, the runners who never got to finish, the first responders, all the good samaritans at the scene… and the list goes on. This isn’t a time for rhetoric or political agenda – it is a time to mourn, to grow and learn together, and to try and move toward a future when people won’t feel the need to use violence to try and promote their political views.
It looks like people will be wearing race shirts tomorrow as an act of solidarity. I know I will participate – care to join me?
I’ve been hesitant to lift heavy since my injury. As I’ve mentioned, I still have some residual pain. Plus, I am terrified to get hurt again! But, I’ve started having some niggling pains in my joints and muscles and I know that lifting can help offset any muscle imbalances from running. SO, I started a new program. This lifting program focuses on glute and hamstring strength, which can only help my running!
Since I started lifting, the pain from my injury has gotten significantly better. Also, my running pace has increased significantly… and it feels effortless! This is nice – especially since the Nike half is coming up, and school is cutting into my training time.
Seems like a win-win to me. And lifting is so damn fun…
Paris Marathon Runners Footsteps Will Generate Electricity | Runners World & Running Times.
Seriously – if this technology could be optimized to withstand heavy traffic and (possibly) weather conditions (and cost), this could be a nice, clean source of supplemental energy for subway stations, malls, traffic lights, etc.