We all know that there are risks in living the THPL life. We push the envelope, we try new things, we take chances. But even if we do these things none of us should have the risk of being run over and killed by a DUI car driver. I am sure that many of our THPL community has had been way too close to this kind of tragic incident. Whether it be a friend or just someone in the community of runners whom share our passion for being outside, exploring the world on our own power it always hurts when you hear of these kinds of tragedies. In the online version of Runners World they have written about a Virtual Memorial Run to be conducted tomorrow in memory of Meg Cross Menzies
The Facebook event, Meg’s Miles, asks that on Saturday, January 18, “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.”
I could say nothing better and I promise that my run tomorrow will do exactly as I am sure Meg would have wanted - run with a love for life and a hope that others can find the same beauty in the passion that is running.
Loving life and running in memory of Meg