Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Day Later

I woke up today reliving the sadness of Sherry, as I’m sure most of  you did too.  I know many people are angry right now about what happened to Sherry. I am still in a profound and deep place of sadness. The kind of sadness where your heart is so heavy you can actually feel the weight of it in your gut.

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Taken at my cousin Anna’s wedding in 2004

There is comfort in small things. A warm fire. A hug from my mom, Sam, Ken or Emma. Phone calls from family. Your kind emails and comments. The beautiful sunrise this morning over the snow covered mountains.

I got chills re-reading an email I got from Sherry a year ago. She and I connected a lot about running. She had had a bone removed in her leg due to cancer, and had started running after that. She had completed a half marathon and was going to train for a full. She really liked to push herself, as do I. We had this in common. She ended this email by telling me, “Be careful out there. You never know what is coming.”

Something terrible happened to her, this we know. Two men have been charged with aggravated kidnapping. One is 47 years old, and is in jail in North Dakota. The other is 22 years old and is in South Dakota.  These men are such low lifes I can’t even come up with a term evil enough to label them. Bastard, cowards – just doesn’t cut it.

One theory is that she was hit by a car and the men took her to cover up the accident. This is just speculation at this time. I pray that is confirmed as the truth rather than what the alternative story might be.

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Mom, Ken, Me, Dad, Emma, Sam & Sherry in  2008.

What I ask if that if you run today or this weekend, think about her. Imagine her running and smiling in the sunshine, because this is what she loved to do. Imagine that she did not suffer. Imagine that her family finds some sort of peace.

I am thinking about planning a virtual run in her honor and maybe taking donations to give to her favorite cause, to her family or for a scholarship. If I do end up going to Sidney later this week, I thought about running there in her honor and that being the day of the virtual run. I will let you know.

Thank you for caring about Sherry. Thank you for being my virtual family.

YOU be careful out there,

SUAR

150 comments:

  1. Been thinking of you non stop.
    Thank you for the update.
    Virtual run would rock.

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  2. Ah, Beth, my heart is heavy for you and for Sherry . So Sad. Love and peace to you. I will think of her on my long run in a few minutes. Hard not to. :(

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  3. I have been following this closely also. Your family and hers are in my prayers. I will think of her today on my run. I agree, a virtual run would rock.

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  4. I've been praying so hard for you guys. Totally count me in for a virtual run. *hugs*

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  5. there are no words that can bring you comfort at this time. Just know that you, your family and Sherry's family are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    All in for the virtual run

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  6. I actually woke up thinking about Sherry this morning and she stayed in my thoughts throughout my long run today as I'm sure she will for many runs to come.

    The virtual run in her honor sounds like a great idea.

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  7. My run this morning was in honor of Sherry. I thought about her the entire time. My heart aches for her entire family.

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  8. I will run for Sherry today. And keep all of us posted on the virtual run - I'm in!

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  9. You didn't even have to ask. It happened at 9:30 ET today as I was running.

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  10. I'm so sorry for you and the rest of Sherry's family & friends. I understand too well that there are no words to comfort you right now.
    I thought of Sherry every time I laced up my shoes this week - and I'm sure that will continue. Such a sad, sad story. I will be more vigilant because of her - and you (for sharing her story)
    Blessings from Canada, friend.

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  11. I told my running partner about her this morning and we both talked about how sad it was! Thinking of you and I would love a virtual run.

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  12. I have been thinking about her nonstop since first reading the news. I am beyond sad and angry, she has deeply touched my life. I ran in her honor today. The entire time thinking about her and how impossibly horrible this is. I would take part in a virtual run in her memory.

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  13. I will run today thinking of her and her family. I love the idea of a virtual run in her honour

    *hugs*

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  14. Sherry was in my thoughts as well this morning during my run.

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  15. There are no words to even come close to expressing my extreme sympathy to you and your family at this devastating time. A virtual run is definitely in order! Count me in! My husband is a graphic designer and designs t-shirts. If you're interested, he would like to donate his design time to design tshirts (if you decide to go down this avenue, with your input of course!) I'd be happy to organize the tshirt aspect of things and get them all shipped out to folks. Having tshirts for people to wear as they run serves as a tribute to Sherry and also a reminder to all to run safely/aware & not to take for granted how precious life truly is. Tech shirts will be worn in your cousin's memory for years to come. Again, so sorry!

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  16. I have been thinking of Sherry and you non-stop for days. Early this morning my best running friend and I ran our 5 miles for Sherry. We talked about her story and raised our arms up to her as we ran. Hugs to you.

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  17. Theresa Humke, Raymore MOJanuary 14, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Thanks for sharing. I, as thousands, have been sick over this. I will definitely be out there running for Sherry on the day of the virtual run, I love this idea. I will run with a group here I am sure, in her honor. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  18. I am running a half marathon (PF Changs) tomorrow. I will think of your friend in a peaceful way. God bless.

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  19. I like the idea of a virtual run and a donation. It would be an honor to participate. Thank you for providing information to us even though it must be so very painful to share with thousands. Sherry, her family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  20. we talked about Sherry at our race this morning. we are thinking about you and her family. yes to a virtual race. xoxoxo!

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  21. Sherry was in my thoughts today as I ran. I'm so heartbroken for you and your family. Please keep us posted on a virtual run, I would love to be a part of it!

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  22. Sherry was in my thoughts today as I ran. I'm so heartbroken for you and your family. Please keep us posted on a virtual run, I would love to be a part of it!

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  23. Already done - could not get Sherry & her family off my mind during my 7 miler this morning. Will watch this space for a virtual run in her honor, and will gladly donate to a scholarship as well. *hugs*

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  24. So sorry Beth. Already had you on my mind as I ran my first half this morning and thought ofI all of your support and commisseration re my hip stress fracture. I definitely thought about Sherry and pushed a little harder in my race. Praying for your family and sending you hugs from SC.

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  25. So sorry Beth. Already had you on my mind as I ran my first half this morning and thought ofI all of your support and commisseration re my hip stress fracture. I definitely thought about Sherry and pushed a little harder in my race. Praying for your family and sending you hugs from SC.

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  26. So sorry Beth. Already had you on my mind as I ran my first half this morning and thought ofI all of your support and commisseration re my hip stress fracture. I definitely thought about Sherry and pushed a little harder in my race. Praying for your family and sending you hugs from SC.

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  27. I, too, have been thinking about Sherry. I hope that the memory of her beautiful smile and the wonderful person that she was will bring a sense of peace and joy to you and your family.

    Yes, keep us posted about a virtual run. I'm in.

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  28. Beth- I have been thinking of Sherry non-stop since your first post and feared the worst. I have prayed for her, you and your families. I did run this morning. I thought of her the WHOLE run. I will continue to think of her during each run. I can't imagine the pain of this loss. I think a virtual run is a wonderful way to honor Sherry.

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  29. I thought of her a lot on my 9 (chilly) miles this morning. I am in for a virtual run and I believe I could many other Coastal Ga runners to sign up as well. We love to run, especially when it's for a great cause.

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  30. I did dedicate my long run to Sherry this morning, and thought of her, those who've lost her and now are deep in sorrow and grief, missing her terribly and those who won't ever get the chance to know her (students she won't be there to teach, runners she won't be there to coach, cancer pts/survivors who can now cnly be inspired by her memory and example). Virtual run for a worthy cause sounds like a go. When you feel ready, perhaps you could write more about this woman who's touched so many to give us a real sense for Sherry, who sounds like someone we'd all like to have known.

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  31. I can't put into words how much this breaks my heart. Thinking of your family and Sherry's family today. I would definitely take part in a virtual race.

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  32. I definitely thought about her on my run this morning and said a prayer. I think a virtual run in her memory would be incredible. If it happens, I'm totally in.

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  33. So, so sorry. Been thinking about this all the time. Talked about it on our run today. Wrote about it on my blog today. Just all so, so wrong.

    Do the virtual run. And if you go to Montana, run there in her honor. Show them they can't win.

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  34. It' been impossible to run and not think of her but I certainly will continue to reflect on her this afternoon.

    My deepest condolences - words can't properly express my feelings right now - for you, your family and Sherry.

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  35. True story--I woke up this morning and decided I was going to email you about hosting a virtual run for her!! I think that's a great idea. If there's anything I can do to help, please count me in.
    And I definitely thought of her during my long run this morning.
    <3

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  36. I will repeat what so many other comments have already said...my thoughts and prayers are with you. And if you do a virtual run, you will have the support of many.

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  37. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I read about her and what a fantastic person she is to her family and community. I rely to much on the scripture to help find comfort which says that death, and crying, and mourning will be no more.

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  38. Sherry and her family and also you have been on my mind nonstop this week. Today I ran 13 miles and thought about you and sherry and sent healing comforting vibes. The virtual run would be a great tribute to Sherry.

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  39. Headed out for a snowy and cold run now, definitely thinking of you and Sherry.

    Also in for a virtual run.

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  40. As so many have said I too thought about Sherri on my run. Thoughts and prayers to you and her family.

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  41. I was so saddened to read about Sherry. I know that those warm memories of her will eventually bring you and her family to a place of strength. I thought of her constantly as I ran this morning. Peace and comfort to you all.

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  42. I will think about her. A lot. So sorry for you and her family. A virtual run in her honor would be awesome. Count me in.

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  43. Have been thinking of you and those who love Sherry very often in the past few days. I will carry thoughts of Sherry and wishes for healing of her family (& you) with me along the miles I cover this weekend, and likely for days to come. Will keep my eyes open for the virtual run- a wonderful idea and tribute!

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  44. I'm teary at thinking of Sherry, the pain for your family, but yet also about a song from Gungor called Beautiful Things. Sherry leaves a wonderful legacy of love, dedication, perseverance, and all the personal qualities you as family knew so well. I would love to run in her honor tomorrow, and would definitely participate in a virtual run/donation setup in her honor as well.

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  45. I am so very sorry for your loss. Every time I have run this week, every time I even thought about running, I thought of Sherry and her family. I imagine I will continue to do so for quite some time. I will most definitely participate in a virtual run.

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  46. I will definitely think of Sherry when I run tomorrow morning. Sherry is all of us, and we are all Sherry.

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  47. I am so so very sorry. I can't stop thinking and praying for Sherry, and her family. I ran 12km today and I dedicated them to Sherry. I agree in that a virtual run would be amazing and I know Sherry would love that.

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  48. I am so sorry for this loss. I thought about her during my run this morning. I will run in her honor tomorrow at a half marathon in LA.

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  49. I'm sorry for your loss. I ran 8 miles today and thought of her. I'd love to participate in a virtual run to honor her.

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  50. I am in if you plan a Virtual Run. I know we will all run strong for Sherry!

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  51. I have been thinking about you and Sherry, and this whole awful situation since you first posted about her going missing. I am still incredibly shocked and heartbroken for you all. Today, I am planning on running 5 miles, it's not much but they are devoted to her. She will be an incredible inspiration. Keep brave and consider me signed up for whenever you choose to do the virtual run.

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  52. I ran today and thought about her and you. I blogged about it when I got home.
    Count me in for a virtual race. I've got a ton of girls here in Wally World that I know would join in to honor her memory and support you.

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  53. This morning was my long run, i thought about her often, I had a seven mile run and although not challenging to most it was a huge challenge for me, I thought of Sherry often and dedicated that heart pounding 7th mile to her, it was the best mile, instead of a dreadful oh my goodness I might not make it, I floated, and thought about her and her family and you. Tears flowed pretty soon after. May all of you find strength in the coming days!!

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  54. This is so sad, I can't believe this. She will be in my prayers and thoughts when i run tomorrow. The people responsible will get what they deserve on judgement day.

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  55. I have been thinking about you and Sherry, and what a tragedy it is. The whole situation sickens me, I was really hoping for the best possible outcome. I would be glad to partake in a virtual run in Sherry's honor.

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  56. I'm so sorry this happened. I'm in for a virtual run. I'm about to get on my bike trainer and will think of Sherry running in the sun...

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  57. Lovely thought. Many will join you. Praying for peace. :(

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  58. I'm in for the virtual run :) Thinking of you, and Sherry, and her family. Prayers for peace...

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  59. This saddens me, I cannot imagine the pain and heartache you and your family feel. I will dedicate tomorrow's long run to her. If you do a virtual run in her honor, I am in!

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  60. Thinking of you and your family. This has me heartbroken. I would be more than happy to participate in a virtual run.

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  61. Prayers for you and Sherry's family. I thought about her during my morning run, I live in a remote area also and as we know the best part of our run is getting lost in it, unfortunately we must also try to be aware of what is going on around us.
    So sad.

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  62. I can just ditto Emz. And add...

    take good care :)

    I'll definitely think of her as she would love to be remembered when I run tomorrow. (((hugs)))

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  63. Beth - we met at the Longmont Tri - you inspire me. I did run today - and i did think of Sherry - and i promised my family and my friends that i would no longer run alone. Please know -- she did not die alone - she did not die in vain - we all will learn from her, gather strength from her - and remember her in all of the steps we take going forward. Through her - she has touched the lives of many...i will pray for you - and her family...and i will run - for sherry. Strength in numbers...

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  64. You don't have to ask us to think of her (and you). It's impossible not to. I do too hope it was the coverup of an accident. Praying for you all!

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  65. My next run (suffering from a fever, chills and all around ick right now) I will run for Sherry and for you. I find myself thinking about you, your family often over the last week. My heart is with you.

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  66. I was definitely thinking about her during my 4-miler today ... and what a gorgeous gift it is to be able to run. While sad for the loss of such a wonderful person, I felt strong. She and you both are an inspiration to both runners and women!

    Stay strong, Beth. We're all thinking/ praying.

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  67. I'm in for a Virtual Run!

    If it was a car, maybe race entry fee could be a donation, AND everyone putting a reflector on themselves somewhere? I know I could use a kick in the pants to make myself more visible for early morning/late evening runs.

    Thinking of all involved.

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  68. We talked about Sherry on our long run today. So deeply saddened for her husband and kids and extended family.

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  69. I have not been able to stop thinking about you, about Sherry and about the entire family. I pray that she did not suffer.
    A virtual run would be a wonderful way to pay our respects and remember that we all need to be safe!

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  70. Count me in for a virtual run. She and your family have been in my thoughts so much this past week & will continually to be there. This sad and unfortunate event has caused me to be more vigilant in my runs, yet my heart still breaks for all of you.

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  71. Healing from this is a long and difficult journey. I know you are hurting, but we would't hurt if we didn't love. My feet keep running for Sherry.

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  72. I thought about her my whole run Beth!!!!!!!!I don't know her but I think about this and it brings tears to my eyes. We are all connected through this running, mommy world. What happens to one, happens to all.

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  73. words feel so inadequate but thinking of you and I dedicated my run this morning to Sherry.

    Behind you 100 percent for the virtual run

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  74. I will gladly support you on your virtual run.

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  75. Keeping you all in my thoughts and my run tomorrow will be for Sherry. Virtual run sounds like a wonderful idea.

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  76. Was on a walk this morning just after 6:30, saw the sunrise and thought of Sherry. A virtual run would be a nice tribute to her and you doing your leg in Sidney fitting. Thinking of you all. ..hugs..

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  77. I am so terribly sorry. I will pray that she is in a peaceful place.

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  78. Been thinking of you all day, and all night yesterday (and since all this happened) I am, I don't know, so shocked and so angry at the same time...
    I think the virtual run is a great idea. Hope I can join you all and send my miles from Spain to help.
    I will be running with and for Sherry for a while!
    You're all in my thoughts Beth. Take care and be careful.

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  79. I ran for her today, and I prayed for her family as I did...thank you for the update and I think a virtual race is a good idea.

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  80. I ran today with Sherry in my heart and thoughts. Praying for you all. I'm so sorry this happened.

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  81. This has hit home so hard. I am a runner, a mother, and a teacher and I feel connected to Sherry on those levels. It breaks my heart that this happened. Know that your fellow running sisters lift you up and are here with support. God Bless you and your family.

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  82. i actually posted about sherry because...well, i've always been really nonchalant about running safety. not so anymore. this story really struck a chord with me and it was a bit therapeutic to write about it. i dedicated my run this morning to her as well. a virtual run would be perfect.

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  83. I ran 3 miles thing morning and thought of Sherry and of your family more times than I can count.

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  84. It makes my heart heavy and tears form in my eyes and I don't even know her... Can't imagine your pain. A virtual race of some sort sounds like a perfect way to honor her.

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  85. I'm so so sorry to read that the search ended like this. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  86. We are all thinking of you and Sherry. Got in some extra (non training plan) mileage today after watching Houston, and thought of her.

    I'm in for a virtual run as well.

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  87. This brings tears to my eyes. I ran this morning thinking about Sherry. My heart was heavy. Very heavy.
    The air was cold. And it was beautifully quiet. Pretty sure Sherry would love it. I will heed her advice to be careful out there. I have a running buddy. We are not going to let fear keep us inside, keep us from doing what we love.
    Lastly, I am so sorry this happened. So senseless. I'll be thinking about her family and loved ones. Take care.

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  88. Uggg. This is unimaginable. I am so sorry for your loss, and for the rest of your family.

    Bless her soul, and your aching hearts.

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  89. I think of you Beth that I dont even know and I am so sad. Tomorrow I am running a half marathon and I dedicate my race to Sherry and she is going to be on my back. I changed my bib with lots of tears, many others will wear that bib, Terzah is one of them in Houston. We will take her for some miles all over the country. Some faster than others, they will ALL be for her.

    http://journeytoahalfmaraton.blogspot.com/2012/01/rest-in-peace-sherry-arnold.html

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  90. Yes yes and yes to a virtual run for Sherry. (Though mine will be a third trimester waddle at best...) So many of us feel a connection to her even though we never knew her. Take care of yourself, too, Beth. We love your spirit and your blog but if taking a step back helps, be sure to allow yourself that time.

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  91. I think a virtual run would be amazing and a fabulous way to honor her love for running. I thought about her today on a short run on a trail by my house. I was with two running buddies and my dog, and it was cold but beautiul here in the PNW today. Some snowflakes teased us, but then the clouds parted and there was sun and a little wind. I didn't set out thinking I would think of her -- she just popped into my head. I hope she knows how many people are thinking about her; even people she never met. Praying for peace for her family.

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  92. *tears*. so sad for you, for her, and everyone who loves her. Heartbroken. Praying for peace.

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  93. We have been following your blog posts in Moscow, Idaho and are so sorry to hear about Sherry. Just wanted to let you know that we dedicated our collective miles today to Sherry. We thought and talked about her much of our run today. We did the Palouse Winter Ultra and ran a collective total of 56 miles; all in memory of Sherry. God bless and know that you and her family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love,
    Team Buttercups
    Moscow Idaho

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  94. I'm so sorry for your loss and will be running 12 miles in Indiana in memory of Sherry tomorrow. I find myself thinking of her as if I knew her. She's touched us all in a way we weren't expecting. Through you, Beth, we've came to know and care about Sherry and her family. I pray you find peace and continue to be the free spirit you are. Looking forward to pounding out many more miles and will think of Sherry often.

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  95. Agree with everyone here. Virtual run would be awesome. Thought about you, Sherry, and her family during my run this morning. Hugs to you, Beth.

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  96. Tomorrow I'll be running along the New River thinking of her and picturing Sherry enjoying the peace of the gorge and the beauty of the river.

    My thoughts and prayers continue to be with your extended family hoping that with time will come a measure of peace.

    I love the idea of a virtual run. Count me in! Run for Sherry!

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  97. I've seen you mentioned in the blogging world, but just started reading your blog after seeing Sherry's story mentioned on another blog. I am very sorry for your loss and I hope that the truth about what happened comes out soon.

    I would definitely do a virtual run in Sherry's honor.

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  98. You have been on my mind. Sherry has been on my mind. My running team discussed safety yesterday. I would love to run in her honor, and would be glad to donate to the cause. What a great way to honor her.

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  99. I'm running for Sherry tomorrow.

    I can't stop thinking about her and it hurts my heart so much to know you are hurting so much.

    Hang in there.
    Kelly in Michigan

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  100. I think you have great ideas of the virtual run and fundraiser in memory of Sherry. I ran today and thought of her many times during the run. I want to do more in her memory and will be contacting you.

    Thanks for your honestly and being able to share with us. I know it must be so hard to do so.

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  101. I am so sorry for your loss. Words can't express how heavy my heart is for you.

    You, Sherry and your families are in my thoughts.

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  102. Beth I am saddened to hear about Sherry, I have been
    praying for Her every day, my heart goes out to all of
    her family and friends. I am sickened that these men
    did not have the guts enough to help her if they could
    have. I to will participate in a virtual Run in Honor
    of Sherry, family

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  103. I am so sorry for your loss and will be praying for her family and yours. It is such a senseless loss, leaving a heavy feeling in our hearts.
    I think a virtual run in her honor is a wonderful idea.

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  104. Been thinking about you and your family, and her since the disappearance. You are all continually in our nightly prayers. I thought of her as I ran my 3 miles today on the treadmill, and plan to think of her on my longest run ever (6 miles) tomorrow. A Virtual run would be good. I'm so sorry for your family's loss. It has definitely opened many runners' eyes to the dangers out there.

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  105. Beth, I'm so sorry to hear about Sherry. What a horrible nightmare. I think I'll be running with her (and you) in my thoughts often in future. One can't be too complacent apparently, small town or no.

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  106. I called 3 buddies this morning to run with me. We all talked of Sherry. Sherry was in our thoughts and hearts. We ran for her. What happens to one of us, impacts all of us. Virtual run in her honor is such a positive thing to do to remember her.

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  107. I"m so so sorry again... Let us know when.. and how.. and we will run.

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  108. I've been thinking of you and Sherry every time I run. I think that having a virtual run in her honor would be an amazing idea!

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  109. She was the first thing on my mind this morning and all through my morning run. I have send up countless prayers for peace for her children and her family. Such a tragic loss. A virtual run would be very powerful! Count me in!

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  110. I am so sorry about this, just sick about it. I would love to take part in the virtual run. I would like to make a donation to her family. It can't bring her back but at least it might help lift a different burden off of their shoulders.

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  111. Been thinking of you and of Sherry. Keith and I ran today with our SUAR shirts on, and while we never mentioned either of you by name, you were both uppermost in our thoughts. I pray for comfort and strength for you and your family as well as for Sherry's family. I'll be running again tomorrow and will be thinking of Sherry again, and enjoy every minute of that run in her honour. Let me know when the virtual run will be, I'll do it.

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  112. The idea of a virtual run, or even a day/time where everyone goes out for run, and then being able to donate money in Sherry's name is a great idea and a way to do something at a time when you may feel helpless. I think the memory of Sherry is something we should all think of when run because we get the luxury of doing so. Take care of yourself. All of you.

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  113. In the business of my daughters volleyball tourney today I had you and Sherry on my mind. It's so difficult to read that she's not here physically with her family....this hurts, I hurt for her family and all who knew and loved her. I will continue to pray Beth.

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  114. Thinking of Sherry got me out and running Saturday morning. I would love to participate in a virtual run. Prayers to you, Beth, your family and to Sherry's family.

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  115. About to run the phoenix half marathon. I'll think about sherry, you, and your while family while I do!

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  116. I will think of Sherry and you and your families when I run today. I will hug my children a little tighter and be grateful for my life. I hold you all in my heart. Wishing you peace and grace.

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  117. Beth, this story has me sad, angry, scared, and angry again. I have been thinking about Sherry, and her last day, doing what she loved. I am so sorry for what happened and I pray for her family, and for you and your family, and the students in her school, and the town, and all of us runners who feel a connection to her, like we know her, like it could have too easily been one of us. I just want to punch those guys in the face, and I want to punch the jerks who fly by me while I'm out on a run....I guess we need huge neon signs saying HEY IDIOT, SHARE THE ROAD, SLOW DOWN, I'M RIGHT HERE,

    I'd be happy to participate in a virtual run for Sherry! And I will dedicate my 9 mile run today to her-and to your family.
    ((HUGS))

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  118. This has been so hard. I am so sorry for your loss. I think in rural Montana we like to think it is a good place free from the evils of the outside world, but we are not.

    I am all in for a virtual run.

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  119. I will continue to think of Sherry during my runs. I think a virtual run is an excellent idea!

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  120. Words really do fail at a time like this. I think of Sherry every time I run now. The virtual run would be a wonderful way to honor and remember her life. I will continue praying for you and all her family to find peace and a measure of closure.

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  121. I was thinking of her yesterday morning when I ran. I have never been to your blog and came to it through Another Mother Runner. I have so many emotions over this as a woman who runs early in the morning or later at night. I hope those men suffer the wrath of God for what happened to her. My she rest in peace. She will never be far from my thoughts when I run.

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  122. I was thinking of her yesterday morning when I ran. I have never been to your blog and came to it through Another Mother Runner. I have so many emotions over this as a woman who runs early in the morning or later at night. I hope those men suffer the wrath of God for what happened to her. My she rest in peace. She will never be far from my thoughts when I run.

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  123. Sunday morning, ran for Sherry. Beautiful snow covered trail with a light snow as I ran. Thought of both of you all during the run.

    Keeping your extended family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  124. I think about her every day & would love to participate in the virtual run & donate. So sorry for your loss.

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  125. My run today was in honor of Sherry. I think the virtual run sounds like a perfect idea. Looking forward to hearing about it. *hugs*

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  126. There is nothing that I can write that is adequate to express my emotions and sympathy. My heart aches for you.

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  127. I am so deeply saddened for the loss of Sherry. My heart is so heavy and sad for those she left behind. I have been and will continue to keep Sherry in my thoughts when I am out on a run and will also keep you and all of her friends and family in my prayers. Praying for peace, praying the sun will come out tomorrow and the next and the next and the next. I wish that there was something more that I could do than just offer condolences. I LOVE your idea of a virtual run and would love to be a part of it. Hang in there! Sending prayers, love and hugs from Utah!

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  128. My run today was for Sherry. And I'm in for a virtual run.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Sherry's family and the community.

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  129. Thinking of you constantly. So sad for you and your family. I'm in for the virtual run. No words to express my sadness for you.

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  130. I hope there is some peace in knowing she is not suffering and I hope you offer a virtual run in her honor. I'm totally on board.
    Many prayers for you and your family.

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  131. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that you and your family are able to heal in this time of need. My heart feels so heavy. I am in for a virtual run.

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  132. I ran a marathon this morning and I specifically dedicated the first mile to Sherry. I wanted it to be a mile when I was feeling good and would reflect the kind of person I image her to be: upbeat, joyous, conquer.
    Much love to all of you. Praying for all family and friends.

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  133. Thank you for reminding us all to be careful out there. I usually run alone on a trail And after reading your story about sherry I was a bit spooked on friday. I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you in this time of loss and sorrow

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  134. I've been thinking of Sherry every day since the day she went missing. I thought about her and her family every mile of my 10- miler this morning.

    I am so deeply sorry, saddened and angry about this.

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  135. Feeling very vulnerable as a woman who runs before dawn.

    I am so very sorry for Sherry, her family and her community....

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  136. Beth, I've been reading your blog for about a year now but never commented. Just wanted to de-lurk to let you know that you, Sherry, and your family has been constantly in my thoughts and prayers as well. I'm also in for a virtual run. I've thought of her so often on my runs this week.

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  137. Am thinking of Sherry today. Many hugs to you and your family.

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  138. Thinking of Sherry, you and your family.

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  139. Dear Beth and family,

    I was thinking of Sherry, you and your family this morning when I was running in the Houston 1/2 Marathon. Sending sincere condolences and hugs.
    Take care.
    Nix26.2

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  140. I saw your post on the "I see Fit People" Facebook page a few days ago and wondered today if Sherry had been found safe and sound. I am so sorry that this is not the case. I hope for nothing but the best for all those affected by this huge tragedy.

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  141. Thoughts are with you constantly. There's nothing to say really, hurt is a tricky thing. Hang in there. <3

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  142. I thought about you all on a run today. I wanted to let you know that I really believe that Sherry did not suffer...regardless of what comes of the "how it happened" hunt. I believe in my heart that she moved on before things got too bad. Sending lots of love...

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  143. Been thinking about you and Sherry this weekend. This is a blow to the running community and the virtual family we've all knittted together. I will run in honor of Sherry today. Sending love and prayers your way.

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  144. I ran this weekend, some ladies in our Running Moms group started a log for all of us to put miles in. I ran this morning, and thought a lot about her since I seldom run with anyone, and usually early in the mornings. I carried my mace, if my hubby had his way, it would be a glock. The tragedy of this situation hits us in the running community so hard, you just don't want to believe this kind of evil exists. Prayers are constant for you and your family, in the face of this senseless tragedy. A virtual run would be a wonderful way to honor her, all of us doing and sharing in something she loved so much. Take care, Hope

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  145. A virtual run sounds like an amazing way to honor her. Our little group in Maryland (Teacher2Mother2Runner) DEFINITELY was running for her this weekend and has reminded us that safety is key :)
    Our thoughts are with you.

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