Friday, April 19, 2013

Your support is needed

It has been a tough week. The Boston Marathon bombings hit very close to home for all us in the endurance community. We train together. We race each other. We cheer for everyone. Yeah we might log a ridiculous amount of training hours. And yeah we might spend an obsessive about of time and money on the latest training and racing gear . . . BUT we have all lost our voices cheering at one time or another. We have all suffered blisters from ringing cowbells and shaking noise makers. We have all found ourselves covered in marker and glitter from making creative (and sometimes not so creative) signs to cheer on and support our loved ones, friends, and even strangers. Today I am asking you to support someone who may be a friend to you or she may be a complete stranger but she is one of us. An athlete. A coach. A remarkable person. Nicole Gross and her family were deeply affected by the events in Boston this past Monday. Now is the time to cheer your loudest and show your support any way you can. If you are in a position to please consider making a donation.