I managed to pull my act together well enough to go forward with tomorrow's half ironman in Charleston. Normally, that would mean I'd write out a nice, detailed race plan and spend part of today contemplating potential race splits, goal times, and the like.
Today's not a normal day, though.
I'm sure most have read about the widespread lockdown situation in Boston, Cambridge, and Watertown today, which was set off by a series of events including the murder of an MIT Police Officer.
Instead, I've spent literally hours today watching coverage, and reading about the fallen officer who, like many of his fellow force members, was an incredible member of the community at MIT who supported students and kept them safe.
Rest in peace, Sean Collier. You made a difference in your time here.