It wasn't easy to escape the news of Meg, a young mom of 3 who was hit & killed while on a run by a drunk driver. Out of that tragedy Megs Miles was formed and word of it quickly spread over the internet. So while I kept it at arms length
It was a cold snowy day & for the most part I stayed home all day & in my jammies. I ditched my music for some peace & quite to be able to think and be purposeful with my miles I ran in her honor. Plus with the snowy streets I needed to be paying attention to my form & footing. I was only going to run an easy 2 miles, but then I talked myself into 4 and before I knew it I had 5 miles in. I had to keep my pace slower because of the street conditions, but it also gave me time to really think about each step, each breath I was taking.
When I got home I was trying to be thoughtful & creative about how to mark my run to post on facebook, instagram, etc. I tried several different things, but then an angel came to mind. So I made a snow angel to honor Meg:
and added my shoes to her angel. I may not have ever known Meg, but she was a mommy & a runner and that forever binds us together in a strong unspoken way.
I was covered in snow & my feet got cold really quick. I actually stood there a few moments longer taking in the cold, the quiet, the sweat on my body from my 5 miles. I was thankful to be alive.