Friday, April 19, 2013

Flashback Friday: Runners Unite

This crazy week continues. My radio alarm crackled on to the sound of news reports about a shootout with suspects of the Boston Marathon bombing. It's amazing how quickly criminal investigations unfold sometimes.

I heard of one Boston Marathon runner who went home to Texas and witnessed the massive fire at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. Can you even imagine?

And then there's this whole poisoned letters thing. The world is scary sometimes. It's times like these that make me thankful for the communities to which I belong.

The running community has come together to display support for the people of Boston, with organized runs and heartfelt blog posts about resiliency, a lesson we've learned from covering long distances. We don't know why this happened, but we refuse to let it dull our resolve.

There were so many good blogs this week that it seems a bit dickish to select just a few to highlight, but that's exactly what I'm about to do. Please don't take offense that I didn't mention your post, but these three made me think, "Damn straight":
Hopefully, the remaining suspects of Monday's tragedy soon will be brought to justice. We will mourn the lives lost, the three at the marathon and now a police officer. It will be a long healing process for those who have been injured during this ordeal and those otherwise affected. As we try to get back to our normal lives, though, let's not lose sight of the real dangers in life.

"Terrorists are experts at tapping into ancient terrors," wrote Dr. Charles Raison, CNNHealth's mental health expert and an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Arizona. "They don't spend their efforts convincing us to drive faster, smoke cigarettes or eat more processed food, which are the real killers in the modern world."

I was thinking of Raison's words last night when I saw two men on motorcycles racing on the highway. People have been taking advantage of the nice weather we've had here in Northeast Ohio this week, but I've also seen a lot of people behaving recklessly on the roads. Let this be a reminder to be safe out there and be mindful of those sharing the road.

Beer Fans Win
The Yankees' "Craft Beer Destination" has struck out. Team BHI helped expose this sham a couple weeks ago. Now Yankee Stadium is safe again for discerning beer drinkers. Hooray!

Happy Hour is nearly upon us, teammates! Have a finely brewed weekend. Run well and drink well. Cheers!

1 comment:

Jamoosh said...

Team BHI - Keeping the Craft sacred!