Thursday, September 11, 2014

09/11/2014 5 miler on a tough day

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.

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