Running for A Cause: 10K for Sherry

  Over 20,000 race bibs were printed for todays virtual run

Today thousands of people all over the world ran for Sherry. Her story is heartbreaking, maddening, discouraging, disheartening.  It is a fear buried within each runner that burst to vivid life when Sherry went missing.  It's quite likely that the earth truly did move today as over 20,000 bibs were printed.  

I ran a 10K today in honor of Sherry.  It was 42*, drizzling and overcast.   The weather kept most people off the bike path and in warmer environments today so it felt lonely out there.  The landscape, bare of leaves, absent of the suns rays and lacking any snow looked bleak and foreboding.  Almost ominous.  The light drizzle and wind increased throughout the run.  The climate outside did nothing to diminish the drive I felt inside.  To bring Sherry's killers to justice, to find her body and bring it home and give her family some semblance of peace in a time that has been tumultuous for them. Looking at the bleak, nearly barren landscape made it seem as if I were resplendent as I ran.  Sherry gave that to me.  That gift.  She loved to run - something she will never again enjoy.  But I did - we all did - today for her, with her, in memory of the beautiful person she was.  It didn't seem like I was pushing myself today but I PR'd.  I averaged 8:16 minute miles.  Chris pushed and also had a PR at 9:23 minute miles.  Sherry must have been there with us - an angel to guide us all.  

 

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J @ ... semplicemente ... j

We ran her her honor ... and we are lucky like you to be able to run ... I don't run as fast as you do ... I mean really far from it ... :) ... but in her honor and all the other runners fast and slow we ran!
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jennifershere

Glad we ran it together!! It doesn't matter how far or fast. You're faster than the person on the couch!!! Plus you did it for the same reasons and drive I did. That unites us like only running seems to.
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