I’m sure a lot of my fellow runners heard about the #megsmiles movement in honor of Meg Cross Menzies, who was struck and killed by a drunk driver on her morning run on the 13th. When I heard about it earlier this week, I knew I absolutely had to contribute and so I rearranged my schedule a bit.
Today is a shoulder and leg strength day, not running. What did I do about? I did a double – I did my strength workout at the gym, came home, changed into my running gear and headed out for a run.
I followed the plan I would have tomorrow on my schedule (run 3 min/walk 2 min x 7) and ended up running a 5K by pure coincidence (when you include my 5 minute warm-up and cool down walk).
It’s a cold and dreary day here today, with a rain/snow mix all day. What a perfect time to try out some new gear.
I will never take for granted what I’m able to do. The pain may suck sometimes, but it just lets you know you’re alive.