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Lace up in Solidarity With Boston

Rosalie Murphy

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Maybe you're already a marathoner. Maybe you're a jogger, a hiker, or a treadmiller. Maybe your running shoes are buried in a pile of out-of-season boots in a closet somewhere. This week, it doesn't matter what your experience is -- we're all Bostonians, all marathoners, all neighbors, and we're all hitting the street.

First, pledge your miles on the thousand-person Google doc following this post. Complete it proudly. Then, check out the very satisfying response page at https://t.co/AyzIOrB4xx, where hundreds of people and thousands of miles have memorialized yesterday's dead and injured.

Let Langston Hughes's words be your mantra (and give "race" a dual meaning) in your fight against hopelessness: "It has seemed to me that most people are generally good, in every race and in every country where I have been."

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  • Adele PetersAdele Peters

    Really like this. Right after it happened and I was waiting to hear if a friend was okay, I went for a run—it was the only thing that helped me feel a little better. Not only because it helped me feel a bit of solidarity, but just because running is a good way to find perspective, offset anxiety, and process events like this...

  • Zachary SlobigZachary Slobig

    I plan to "run" Bay to Breakers in May in San Francisco with my Aunt who is battling stomach cancer in her seventies. She's a longtime marathoner and this will be my first, well, long race. Bay to Breakers isn't a marathon by any stretch. Seems like a damn good year to finally do it.