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…Keep Going

Posted on the 03 November 2012 by Zer @the2women

…Keep Going

It’s been a rough week for the Northeast, full of even tough decisions and indecision.

Yesterday, after promising to soldier through despite depleted resources and a badly battered race course, the New York City Marathon was canceled.

Yes, it may seem like an easy decision.  After all, inviting thousands of extra visitors to a city still picking up the pieces, seems like a bad idea.

Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.  Anyone who has ever run or even witnessed a marathon or half-marathon will tell you, it’s not just about running a ridiculous number of miles.  The experience is inspiring, both because of the personal experience and the shared one.

For the record, I think the right decision was made.  However, the timing was a bit rough, both on those who call New York City home and those traveling from elsewhere.

Whether or not this “inspiration” is what race coordinators and Mayor Bloomberg had in mind when they continued to insist that the marathon would go on, is between them.

Here’s hoping that the right decision, however poor its timing, will help give this region the boost it needs to keep going.


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