Today I participated in a virtual run.
On January 7th, Sherry Arnold was kidnapped by two men on her morning run in the small town of Sidney, Montana. She was only a mile from her house. She was a high-school teacher, a wife and a mother. I found out about her through a blog I follow, Shut up + Run. I was deeply saddened by her story and I just couldn't get her off my mind for many days after her disappearance. I obviously didn't know Sherry, but I was so maddened and disgusted by the evil of those two men who have since confessed to killing her.
And then I found out about the virtual run for her. There is evil in this world, but I think there is more good. I felt anger and sadness over this situation, but I knew this run could bring hope and healing to so many people. And I 100% believe in the power of collective positivity.
|My bib, "Running for Sherry"|
|Cambria started me off with "1, 2, 3 GO!"|
So today I ran 3.1 miles in Sherry's honor and memory. On my run I thought about Sherry and her family. I hoped for healing and closure for those who loved her most. And I wished that she could know how many people around the world were running at the exact same time, all with her on their minds. Amazing.
You were loved today, Sherry!