Does the Boston Marathon bombings scare you out of racing

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-10-2012
Does the Boston Marathon bombings scare you out of racing
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Tue, 04-16-2013 - 1:28pm

My husband and I were schedule to run our first 5K in a few weeks but now I am too scared. He said it won't happen to us because it isn't such a huge race that gets a lot of attention like the boston marathon. I can't imagine what kind of nutcase would do something like that so what if someone does a copy cat bombing at smaller races. I am worrying for nothing?

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Registered: 01-23-2013

I am definitely nervous and shook up over what happened but I don't think it'll stop me. I have to agree with your husband that smaller, less publicized races will probably never be a target for terrorism. I think you should continue with your plans and not let something like this stop you. I recently heard someone say you have a far bigger chance of being in a car wreck than hit by a terrorist bomb yet we all still get in cars several times a day. Good luck and let us know how your race turns out. (My first one is Saturday!)