Monday, January 20, 2014

#MegsMiles: Running in Honor

If you're active on social media, you may have seen the hashtag #megsmiles. The movement was started in honor of Meg Menzies. She was a runner, wife, and mother of three who was hit and killed by an allegedly drunk driver last week. She was out running with her husband while their kids were at school. She wasn't even running in the dark or alone. I can't begin to imagine what her family is going through. And when things like this happen, you realize just how small the world is. Remember Emma? She did the amazing guest post here on staying fit while pregnant. It turns out Meg was Emma's cousin. She talks about her loss in this post on her new blog: Taken Too Soon. As incredible as Emma is, I can only imagine Meg was just as wonderful. The outpouring of love for her and this cause in her honor has been tremendous.

Meg's Miles has spread like wildfire across the internet. 

support #megsmiles: Meg Menzies, runner & mother of 3 hit & killed by drunk driver

This past Saturday, people all over the world ran in honor of Meg - to spread awareness of the tragedy of her death, to promote safe practices while running, and to promote awareness for those driving along side runners.

While it may be too late to log your miles for this particular event, there are still ways to support Meg's family. Proceeds from the sale of this shirt directly benefit Meg's husband and their family.
support #megsmiles: Meg Menzies, runner & mother of 3 hit & killed by drunk driver

In honor of Meg, and all the other runners who have been killed or injured on the road, please share this story. And please share tips you have for staying safe on runs. We can't avoid everything in life, but there are things we can do to be safer. 

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