I didn’t personally know Meg. The first I’d ever heard of her was when a fellow blogger sent a Facebook invite about a virtual run in her honor. Though I didn’t know her, this story resonates very personally with me as a runner who has spent many hours out there running the roads. I try to be as careful as I can, and I’m overly cautious when I’m out there. I’m sure that Meg did the same.
Unfortunately, she could not anticipate that on her morning run, a drunk driver would come along and run off the side of the roadway and strike her. Meg was not only an avid runner, she was a wife and mother to three small children. I can only imagine the pain that they must be going through right now.
I plan to join thousands of others this coming Saturday for a virtual run in her honor. If you can, please join us in this run. Runners are encouraged to Instagram and tweet running photos using the hashtag #megsmiles.