Last week, I was down in the dumps about not being to run and having to defer the Houston Marathon until next year… so I ate a bag of Starburst Jelly Beans. My weakness… and oh so bad, especially when you aren’t piling on the miles and burning tons of calories. 

After this weekend, I decided to stop being such a party pooper and look at the good in the situation. I talked about some last week but now I’m just mainly excited that I am strengthening all of my other muscle groups, which I know will only make me stronger in the long run (ha, ha). 

At least until I broke a mirror last night. 

Although it was “fake” glass — you know, those dorm room mirrors that Target sells for like $5. Since it’s not real glass, I’m hoping that the seven years of bad luck doesn’t apply. Or, it secretly means seven years of good luck. 

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One of my fellow SweatPink Ambassador’s cousin was hit and killed by a drunk driver while she was out on a run yesterday. In honor of her (Meg), the family is asking that all runners run in honor of Meg this week. More details:

Meg Cross Menzies 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 join the event here on Facebook. And, remember to stay safe out there.

 

 
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