If you are a runner, then you know that today was supposed to be the New York City Marathon.
There have been a lot of mixed emotions surrounding the go-ahead followed by the last minute cancellation of the race.
As a runner, I understand the need to finish what you started. To lace up your running shoes, head out the door, and leave your troubles behind for a little while.
But I also understand the need to focus on recovering from such a terrible disaster. To allow the victims time to heal and rebuild. I understand the desire to want to lend a hand, make a donation, offer support.
I'm proud to be a part of the running community. Today while I'm running the Manchester City Half Marathon, I'll be thinking about the victims of Hurricane Sandy and of the thousands of runners who were affected by the cancellation of the NYC Marathon.
Looking for a way to help? Here's a great list of suggestions from Runner's World.
Feel free to leave words of encouragement in the comments.