Last night brought the coldest temps of the winter so far, dipping into the single digits. I was warm and snuggled in with a heated mattress pad and a big down comforter. I could have stayed there all morning long... but I reluctantly rolled myself out of bed at 7:15am.
This morning, we run for Sherry.
I had invited area runners to meet at the Sonnemaker Statue to run the hilly Springdale Cemetery. Over 40 people responded yes or maybe. Unfortunately with the cold temps this morning, it was a smaller showing... but many more pledged to run/walk/workout indoors today to honor Sherry. Without this event, I probably would have reverted to the treadmill also... single digits are kinda my cutoff point for the great outdoors.
We quickly snapped some pictures and then started off our run.
I'm a pretty good one-arm photographer, but 9 people was just too many for my short arms!
We ran the first mile in silence to honor the memory of Sherry. During this time, I prayed for Sherry and her family. I thought she must be smiling from above at all these people running around the globe this morning. My thoughts drifted to how she was kidnapped and ultimately killed, details we may never know. It must be horribly difficult for her family to continue guessing and imagining. I pray that today may start their healing. I found myself extremely grateful for the women running by my side, my Sole Sisters. Running is no doubt safer in groups, but also more fun. I'm so appreciative of all the new friends I've made this year through running. May we run many more happy years together...
R.I.P. Sherry Arnold
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