Today's Monday Motivation is coming from the Another Mother Runner post this morning. Dimity was writing about ways to honor Sherry Arnold. It was this quote that literally got me out of my growing pity party and out the door for a run. It said:
"remember Sherry when you don’t want to run. When you’re dragging and are fighting the run with every ounce of your being; when you get to mile 11 of a half-marathon and are cursing the last 2.1; when the ___________ (rain, hills, wind, whatever the handicap du jour may be) is making your legs feel leaden and your heart, even heavier, remember Sherry. You get to be a runner and feel the wind, the road, your quads, your exhaustion, your smile. Lucky, lucky you."
The moment I heard about Sherry missing, I became aware of everything around me...like the glass was broken and suddenly I realized we are never as safe as we assume. I mourned with the masses the day she was declared dead and I will join them and Beth on February 11th to honor her life. She was like so many of us...mom, wife, teacher, friend. Thank you Dimity for reminding me this morning that I am blessed to be here...and this morning I was blessed to have the treadmill under my feet. I motivate you to remember those blessings each day.....and when you are fighting against it all, remember Sherry and go that extra mile!