Sunday, 19 January 2014

Meg’s Miles – 18 January

 

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Reduced to a selfie near the Mast Building where because of the uncharacteristic south easterly wind there was no shelter from either the wind or the rain, ah well.

These 13 or so miles are dedicated to the memory of Meg Cross Menzies who, I learned on Facebook, was “tragically killed by a drunk driver while out for her morning run on January 13, 2014. As an avid runner, member of the Richmond Road Runners Club, and Boston marathoner, she was a member of the running family nationwide. In her honor, our hope is to raise awareness of drunk driving, texting and driving, and overall safety of runners and cyclists everywhere.
This Saturday, January 18, 2014, no matter what your distance, no matter where you live, run for Meg. Take in the fresh air, be aware of your surroundings, keep your headphones on low, feel the heaviness in your lungs, the soreness in your legs, and be grateful for it--for all of it. The sweat, the pain, the wind, the cold…everything. Be grateful for that moment.
Feel free to post pictures of yourself pre-run or post-run, post your distance, post your thoughts, prayers, condolences with the hashtag #megsmiles. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. Let all runners unite together and remember the loss of a beautiful spirit. It's not a coincidence the hashtag reads either "Meg's Miles" or "Meg Smiles." She will be smiling on all of us forevermore.”

You can log your own miles here with this link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16V4TD-_C7CH5xeE6VUmrmnIEtPG8YH3fILAjH_yosTU/viewform

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