The horrific events at the Boston Marathon were very sad and disappointing to me.  Innocent people were 
harmed by a cowardly act.  This reminds me of how grateful I am and how appreciative I am of my life and the 
people around me.  I think it's very important to take a step back and just appreciate your life and the many gifts 
that we have because you never know when it's going to be taken away.  We did have some friends that did the marathon.  Everybody is safe, although a little shaken and I think that Dick Hoyt spoke well when he said "we have to move forward."  I love to race and I look forward to getting out on the course again.  
With gratitude,