A little over a month ago, a woman went out for an early morning run in Sidney, Montana. She never came home. The community came together in a massive search effort but the only trace of her they found was a Brooks running shoe. Finally, a week after she disappeared, an anonymous tip lead to two men who ultimately confessed to killing her. She had been abducted about a mile from her house. Her death was random.
Today, nationwide, runners will participate in a ‘Virtual Run for Sherry‘. I’ll be part of it. I didn’t know Sherry but her cousin writes a fantastic (but not for the faint of heart) running blog called Shut Up + Run. I will run in a gym (it’s snowing here) but I’ll be thinking about how lucky I am to be ABLE to run. How much joy it brings me. Some people can’t run and some people, like Sherry, will never run again.
So join me. Run a mile. Walk a mile. And if you feel moved by Sherry’s story here, donate a few bucks to help her husband and two children get through this horrible time. And hug somebody you love. Definitely do that.