Ever since September 11th, 2001, I have a tough day of conflicted feelings on 9/11. Living so close to the city and seeing the smoke, knowing people who lost loved ones, and living the aftermath for so long, it's is tough and I will never move on during this one day of the year.
I ran 5 miles today and thought about 9/11 every step. It took me a little over 40 minutes, my pace was about 8:09/mile. I just kind of ran and wasn't worried about how long it took me.
I do feel a little better after running. I fully believe that running can help the body, mind, and spirit. I encourage any of you to enjoy a run today, or any day that simply sucks for you. It isn't often that people regret going for a run, but they often regret not going.
Every year, I watch video, look and pictures, and listen to audio from that day. The reason why is simple. I will never forget, forgive, or lessen my thoughts about that day and the people involved in that terroristic event. I hope you all feel the same.