Saturday

I Ran For Meg! #megsmiles



Today I ran. I was tired, and I really didn't want to. I am just getting back into running after medical problems, and it's not easy to run. But today I ran... Why? Because I can! Because I am able to lace up and go outside whenever I want to. 

Today, Meg Menzies didn't wake up and run. She couldn't because the last time she laced up was the LAST time she will ever lace up. A drunk driver took her life. She will never hug her 3 children again, and she will never hug her husband. I had to run today. Even though I didn't really want to. I had to for her. For her children. For her husband. For her memory. 

I have never met Meg. We aren't neighbors. But she was a runner. And runners CARE about other runners. 

I ran today because I had to. What if I lace up, and it's my last run? What if my last hug to Bryce is my last hug? I had to run today because there was NO other choice. I had to appreciate the pavement under my feet. I had to love the wind trying to stop me on my sprints. I had experience the pain and voice in my head telling me to stop. I had to LIVE! I had to do it for Meg. I had to do it for me.

My heart aches for Meg and her family. It aches for the man who killed her as well. He will never get over what he did. I know that those drinks weren't worth what happened. There is so much pain in this story. 


Meg, your family is in my prayers. I hope that all of the runners out there appreciate their runs today and I hope everyone remembers not to drink and drive or even text and drive. Life is too precious for that! 

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful post. Her family and friends are in my prayers as well.

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    1. It is so senseless and tragic... I hugged my son extra after my run. I couldn't help being so emotional.

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  2. Well said. I ran for Meg too today - she & her family will be on my mind for a long time to come.

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    1. Me too Michelle. I had a very emotional run today like many others as well. It is so so sad.

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  3. wow... i'll keep her and her family in my prayers.. good job to you, you're such a beautiful soul. thank you

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    1. Jenny, I appreciate your kind words. Thank you.

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  4. So sad, I ran and thought of her Saturday as well.

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  5. I'm glad that you ran for Meg. It was so emotional to see people from all over the world get out and run in her honor. I ran 15 for Meg on Saturday. And yes, runners always care about other runners.

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