Today I ran
For a city I've never been to, and a race I could never even hope to run.
To sweat out the sadness, anger, and confusion.
For all the moms and dads who run for sanity, health, pride, strength and to be role models to their children.
For all the people who have lined up at a starting line.
For all the people who had the discipline to train, no matter what the distance.
For a man I never met, and his family, who were changed forever by this tragedy.
To be a part of something bigger.
To thank all my loved ones, who have waited for me at many finish lines.
Because I didn't know what else to do.