30 Day Mile Challenge: A Day For Meg

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Ten days in. 20 days to go. We’re one third of the way there. {Insert wild fist pump here. Take THAT “30 Day Mile Challenge!”}

So.
How ya makin’ out?

Good? Bad? Sore? Frozen? Energized? Exhausted?

I hope all of the above.

Because that means You are doing it! You are creating a new habit. You’re getting out of your comfort zone. (And I hear that’s where the magic happens.) It doesn’t matter what your distance is- you are moving forward. And doesn’t that make you feel alive? Cherish that feeling. Harness it. Experience it. Especially this coming Saturday.

Day 12 for us 30 Day Mile Challengers is on Saturday, January 18th. On this day, no matter how far you decide to go, run for Meg. Meg Cross Menzies was tragically killed by a drunk driver while out for her morning run on January 13, 2014. Simply devastating. She was a member of the Richmond Road Runners Club as well as a Boston Marathoner. She was a Runner. A Daughter. A Mother of Three.

A Facebook page has been set up in Meg’s honor with the hope of raising awareness of drunk driving, texting and driving and overall safety of runners and cyclists everywhere. The Facebook page (here) asks you 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 and remember the loss of a beautiful spirit.

So. Saturday.
Lace up.
Breathe deeply.
Feel the fatigue in your legs, the burn in your lungs.
Be aware.
And be grateful for the moment.

#megsmiles

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5 thoughts on “30 Day Mile Challenge: A Day For Meg

  1. So tragic. I think I fear getting hit by a car on a run more than I fear dying of cancer. Honest. I’ve had two very close encounters in my neighborhood with drivers rolling through stop signs and not seeing me.

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