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For Meg

on January 18, 2014

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.


We were behind this car this morning, before my workout – so perfect.


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.



R.I.P. Meg.





13 responses to “For Meg

  1. I re-arranged my schedule as well. I usually do my “long run” on sundays but decided to do it this morning. When I headed out the front door I didn’t know how many miles I was going to run I was just going to run until I felt I couldn’t go anymore. I ended up running 8 miles!

  2. TartanJogger says:

    Well done, great cause. I didn’t get out yesterday, but I’ll dedicate my miles today to #megsmiles

  3. I didn’t hear about so tragic and sad.

  4. I thought about her during my half.

  5. Cynthia says:

    So glad you found a way to work in the run for Meg. So tragic.

  6. It was the snowing like crazy on Saturday with the biggest flakes I’ve ever seen. It was peaceful and made me feel very alive. I definitely ran for Meg and myself.

  7. Nice job! I ran in honor of Meg too this weekend. Thinking about her children just breaks my heart.

  8. 262x2 says:

    I didn’t hear about MEGSMILES until late Saturday night, so I ran for her on Sunday – 10 miles on the treadmill. Any time I felt bored, tired, or in pain, I reminded myself that I was running for her and that I’m lucky to be alive.

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