It shouldn’t take courage to run a race


Russell Saunders

Russell Saunders is the ridiculously flimsy pseudonym of a pediatrician in New England. He has a husband, three sons, daughter, cat and dog, though not in that order. He enjoys reading, running and cooking. He can be contacted at blindeddoc using his Gmail account. Twitter types can follow him @russellsaunder1.

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5 Responses

  1. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    This is wonderful, by the way.Report

  2. Avatar Will Truman says:

    A relatively-soon-to-be colleague (official announcement tomorrow on NaPP) of my wife’s was in that marathon. We were quite relieved to find out that he was okay.Report

  3. There was an article on Baloon Juice that this could (COULD) easily be more like the Olympic Park bombing than 9/11: a single individual with a specific grudge, rather than an organization intehnt on terror for terror’s sake.

    Whatever else, anyone who can give blood, should do so ASAP.Report

  4. Avatar wooby says:

    Someone elsewhere a while ago asked: How would you live your life differently if you knew your room/house/phone were bugged? Many responders thought they’d live *very* differently. . . . My experience, in China, after I’d asked to be allowed to marry a local boy, and I was reliably informed that my room and phone *were* now bugged, was exactly as mentioned: you go ahead and live your life, with just a bit of defiance. Yes, there are ways you then protect friends (notepads come to mind), but you don’t, for instance, not make love because some policeman is listening/recording.Report

  5. Avatar North says:

    Here here! Well except on the weather. It’s vile weather in Minnesota and nothing short of maybe being chased by a bear (a very large violent hungry sharp clawed republican bear) would make me break into a run.

    If I have to run the terrorists have won. But I heartily endorse the overall sentiment and would happily stand on the sidelines with a magic marker sign saying “You’re out of your mind, KEEP RUNNING!!”Report