Atlanta Runners Honor Boston Victims in Silent Mile
Runners and walkers in the Atlanta area gathered this morning to pay respect and remembrance to those affected by the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon. The group completed a mile long course in silence. The run was organized in part by Karen Kaye, Communications Director of Big Peach Running Company. She said "It's so easy to just be afraid to go outside. We have to remember that in this county, we really do live in a safe country," said Kaye. "We shouldn't let the bad guys ruin our lifestyle. We should continue to embrace what we call a pedestrian-active lifestyle."
Reports of similar walks around the nation are popping up as well.
Runners from around the world and nation traveled to be a part of the Boston Marathon- the effects of this tragedy ripple across the country, but no one as affected as the precious lives lost, those who were there participating in the marathon and the spectators cheering them on.
How can we as a nation come together in a collective spirit of remembrance and support for Boston?
The hearts of the VertiKal Magazine family go out to the victims and families of all those affected by the bombings. On behalf of all of us here, I’m sending VertiKal thoughts and positive energy for Boston, Patricia Bodry, Editor-in-Chief.