Friday, January 17, 2014

Megs Miles

It's a new day and I nearly deleted my post from yesterday but decided against it.  It will be good for me to look back and see that my journey was not always sunshine and daisies.  I bounce back pretty quickly after venting, and I find that just putting it out there allows me to let it go and move on.  I'm working on finding some supplements that will help my recovery and some strength training to help support my knees.

I might be easily injured but I can and will run, which I am grateful for daily.  We have to embrace the moment and cherish it when we have it.  Tomorrow I won't be able to run, but I do plan do walk and the next run I am able to do, it will be in honor of Meg.  

Photo credit: Meg's Miles facebook

"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."


  1. I'm still so sad about this. I love that the running community is coming together to honor her... its just so so sad

  2. This is Emma's cousin (amomrunsthistown and now be mom strong). so so so so sad to hear.

  3. This story made me so sad. It's so nice that runners everywhere are honoring her, but I really wish it didn't happen in the first place. I HATE when people drive drunk, or distracted.

    I definitely thought about Meg during my 13.1 Tink miles - said a prayer for her family as well while I was running.