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From the (happy) beginning through the (horrible) ending – Kristen Labarca (April 15, 2013)

Posted on Mar 31, 2014 in 2013, F 40 - 44, Labarca - Kristen, Oregon

From the (happy) beginning through the (horrible) ending – Kristen Labarca (April 15, 2013)

As I sit down to share my experience at the 2013 Boston Marathon, I’m still not sure where to begin or where to end. Do I focus only on what happened after 2:50pm on Monday and those who were injured and killed? Do I talk about the hundreds of heroes that rushed into harm’s way to help? Do I recount all the good memories that were made in the days leading up to the marathon? Is it disrespectful to share the details of my race? If I don’t talk about the race, does that let the terrorists “win” in some small way? After sorting through all my emotions and feelings...

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