This week the running community’s heart was heavy, after hearing about the death of Meg Menzies. She was a 34 year old mom training for the Boston marathon. On Monday morning while running a 13 miler she was struck and killed by a drunk driver.
Although, I didn’t personally know Meg, I ran a quick loop effortlessly in honor if her. Many other runners did the same thing, wearing blue her favorite color.
It is a really amazing thing how fast news spreads on social media. I heard her story and was saddened but touched. By using #megsmiles the running community ones again stayed connected and was able to share their support.
Did you run for Meg?
F#*$ing with the Boston Marathon is not cool. I can hardly watch the news because it makes me tear up.
The Boston Marathon is the queen of all marathons. It brings runners from all over the world to Boston. These runners are the strongest and fastest. Like all runners they have dedication and passion. It is suppose to be a fun, happy time, in which runners push themselves to their ultimate limit emotionally, physically, and mentally. Why does terror and violence have to ruin this for the innocent, for the running community.
I pray for all those hurt. I pray for Boston.
Although, it may be hard- lets find strength and lets do what we do best, come together as a community and continue to run- strong and fast.
Sorry I have been MIA this week. I am in Miami! I have tons to write about because life is very busy and exciting right now. However, at the moment, I am soaking up some much need vitamin D, and swimming in the ocean in South Beach – I am going to keep this post short and sweet.
So with that being said let me reveal to you my beach read…
Yep you guessed it… Runner’s World!! I didn’t get very far before I was inspired!Tomorrow is the Boston Marathon and although I have yet to qualify for it, like most runners, I too have the dream to someday run Boston. However, in the mean time volunteering sounds very appealing.
While reading Runner’s World I came across the article, Boston Prep. One of the things they talked about in this article was The Artist of the Boston Marathon.
In 1982, Jack LeDuc got race organizers’ permission to jazz up the simple starting line from a white strip of paint to the race logo and his own creative designs.
Being a runner and an artist, I not only found this article interesting, but super relatable. It is very cool to read about who is involved behind the scenes of this amazing race. It also is interesting that they highlighted the ART of the marathon, because this is a very important aspect of the race that is overlooked and under appreciated.
Anyways that is what I have for you for today.
Is anyone running Boston? What is the volunteer service or overlooked aspect of race events that you are most thankful for?
Thank You, volunteers and marathon race organizers. Good Luck running Boston!