Saturday, February 9, 2013

Running and Remembering

Thank you so much for everyone who got out and ran in memory of Sherry today. Although the Boulder run was really small, I know hundreds of you were running all across the nation (and world) today!! (here’s just a small snapshot)

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Billings, MT ran the story HERE. And, looks like a good turnout as shown in this video.

A remarkable story I read today was about how two women, strangers at this time last year, met during the Run for Sherry and became the best of friends and running partners. The story is called, Runner’s Tragedy Had Silver Lining.

Unlike last year, today was sunny and amazingly gorgeous.

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Yes, my dad is being rude and has his back to you but that is only because he wore the bib on his back like a bad ass. And, that is my mom on the right.

Moments after this picture was taken, that benign and gentle looking Golden Retriever (whose butt you see above) chased the hell out of a coyote and nearly got into a big fight. I guess he was protecting us from being mauled.

Some more pictures from the day:

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I think Sherry would have loved this day and this run.

My uncle (and Sherry’s uncle) so eloquently summed things up this morning with these words:

I hope you have a good run out in that sunshine you love. I'll be thinking of you, and dedicating my shoveling (he’s in Boston) to this event that you have created.

You have done so much to keep Sherry and the memory of her connected to runners, and non-runners alike, all over the world, and to create a virtual community of people who are now more mindful than they might have been of our shared vulnerability, and our shared strength, out there in the world we share.”

Yes, I suppose that is the point – uniting in our shared vulnerability and our shared strength.

Were you able to run today? Tell me where.

SUAR

87 comments:

  1. Yes - Tallahassee, FL - at the Run for the Cookies 5K - with Sherry's bib lovingly on my back. And I was not the only one. <3

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  2. 5.42 treadmill miles for Sherry today!

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  3. 3.39 in Priest River, Idaho.

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  4. 14 miles (my second longest run ever) for Sherry in Portland, Oregon!

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  5. 3.5 in Springfield...cold, but the sun is shining, and we're all warm on the inside. Thank you for everything. :-)

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  6. 3.5 in Springfield...cold, but the sun is shining, and we're all warm on the inside. Thank you for everything. :-)

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  7. 4 miles (despite a little injury) for Sherry in Davis, CA!

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  8. 13.1 in Southern California and it was a great run: http://fitfunmom.com/2013/02/09/my-13-1-mile-virtual-run-for-sherry/

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  9. La Jacky Bourret - a 10k trail race in Plauzat, France (hick village - don't bother looking it up on a map). Great organization with wonderful muddy, snowy, slushy, icy trails (sometimes all 4 at once) and great friends.

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  10. 7 miles in sunny, but chilly (31 degrees) So Cal.

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  11. 4.25 is cloudy (but dry) Victoria, BC Canada today for Sherry

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  12. 8 miles for Sherry. How can I send you a picture? We took a picture of our running group before we ran for Sherry.

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  13. Yes, I ran today in Confederation park, with my buddy Leaha. Photo and map here. http://keithsodyssey.blogspot.ca/2013/02/run-for-sherry-bonus-post.html

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  14. 8 miles for Sherry in Baltimore around the Inner Harbor! Tell us where we can post a picture for you!

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  15. 6.4 in Spring Lake, MI

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  16. 3.5 in Commerce City, CO, for Sherry.

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  17. two miles dedicated to Sherry in Dallas... First run since major surgery 8 weeks ago... Praying for your family!

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  18. I ran with my husband and our dog in SE Iowa. It was his first run outside since major ACL surgery in November! It was sunny and warm (32), perfect day for a run!! Thinking of you and Sherry's family today.

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  19. I have been taking it easy since my race, but this morning it seemed like all my energy returned and I did 5 miles in Miami, FL sending out lots of loving thoughts to you and her family/friends.

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  20. 10 miles in Minneapolis for Sherry.

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  21. 27" of snow so, no. But I will run for Sherry just as soon as I can. Wishing peace for Sherry's family.

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  22. 10 in Tallahassee, fl with my 2 running partners. It was a beautiful morning here.

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  23. 9 mile treadmill run, with the bib in plain sight of my webcasting the run. (Boring to watch, I know, but hey, I love my gadgets). I'm in the northeast, and the 5k I was going to run in her honor was cancelled. I made the best of it.

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  24. 10 miles on the treadmill. Louisville, CO.

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  25. Fastest 5K ever, in Rochester, Michigan. I was determined to set a PR for Sherry today. Your run looks GORGEOUS. Thank you so much for organizing this day.

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  26. 4 miles on the treadmill in Milwaukee Wi!

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  27. 7 miles on my treadmill in memory of Sherry. My longest run ever. May your family find peace.

    Blessings.

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  28. 3 ladies and 8 miles of hills! Erie, CO.

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  29. What a fantastic way to remember your cousin. It was nice to meet you on the trail this morning. I did 6.4 for Sherry!

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  30. 7 windy but sunny miles in McLean,VA all for Sherry.

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  31. I PR'd the 5K distance in honor of Sherry.

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  32. 10 miles on the treadmill for Sherry. I taped my bib on the dash so all could see. Edmond, OK

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  33. 5 miles for one, 7 miles for me and 8 miles for the rest of my running partners, in total 5 of us hit the pavement in Longmont, CO this morning thinking of you, Sherry and how amazing my life is because of my running partners. It truly makes me a better person!

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  34. 8 windy and cold miles in Northern VA

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  35. 5.3 on the treadmill for Sherry

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  36. 8.5 miles in Louisville KY in honor of Sherry.

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  37. There were 4 of us with Sherry's bib on us this morning at my running group! Hopefully next year we will have a larger number. Thanks for doing this in her memory, and as a reminder to women runners everywhere that safety is something we all need to have as a priority.

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  38. There were 4 of us with Sherry's bib on us this morning at my running group! Hopefully next year we will have a larger number. Thanks for doing this in her memory, and as a reminder to women runners everywhere that safety is something we all need to have as a priority.

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  39. My friends and I met up this morning to do a run and walk for Sherry. http://gymclassdropout.blogspot.com/2013/02/2nd-annual-run-for-sherry.html

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  40. Beautiful tribute, Beth. I'm so proud of you!

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  41. I wasn't able to run with the Bilings group so I did my own 5 mile trail run. I plan to run every year for Sherry. My prayers continue for all those connected to her; and I will always feel a connection as a runner and educator. I hope time can bring some healing.

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  42. Run 13.1 in knoxville tn with a fellow blogger. We talked about her during our run and remembered her!

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  43. I ran. On my treadmill in Mason City, IA. Thank you for posting and organizing this virtual run for Sherry.

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  44. Also, I saw this on Moms RUN This Town website. So there were a lot of ladies all over running for Sherry today.

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  45. My family and I will head out on some sort of outdoor adventure in Sherry's honor tomorrow. You are a good person. Sherry will be remembered largely because of you.

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  46. I ran 5 miles for Sherry in Morganton, NC - and thought of her each step of the way. My race-bib will go on my wall at work! Continued prayers to her friends and family.

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  47. Ran with my daughter (in memory of Sherry), in Dubai.

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  48. 11 snowy miles for my husband and I in Guelph Ontario Canada.

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  49. We ran 10 miles for Sherry at 5:30 am in Bad Axe MI. We had laminated bibs and all!!!! :)

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  50. My friend and I ran 8 miles in Northern Virginia. We ran into another friend and were able to talk about why we were running. Thank you for organizing this.

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  51. Started out planning 9, finished at 10.2, my longest in several years. Ran a main street and thought about her as many vehicles passed and waved...

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  52. 4 miles. My longest run since getting injured during my last half. When I felt my pace start to drag at the 3 mile mark, I thought of Sherry and pushed harder.

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  53. 4 miles in Norwich, NY (my friend who is training for the Boston marathon ran 18.)

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  54. http://mountainsskin.blogspot.com/2013/02/running-for-sherry.html

    Not sure how far..didn't worry about time or pace.

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  56. 6 miles in Riverview FL for Sherry and I found my happy place <3

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  57. A few miles on the treadmill in my basement. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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  58. Here is my story of the 11 miles I ran for Sherry.

    http://susankolbay.com/index.php?/archives/143-91-in-the-biting-wind.html

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  59. Even thought I planned to run on the treadmill according to the picture :) Running on Candy = Gigi Becker) I went out on to the snow covered streets to do it and loved it!

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  60. Beth, you continue to bring awareness to so many through Sherry's memory. I was under the weather this weekend, so I walk 3 miles in her honor today. thinking of you.

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  61. The two dispicable guys who took her away had no idea how much more love and compassion would be created in the world because of Sherry!! Evill never wins when others insist on the opposite

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  62. 4 miles in Reno, NV. I love that--our shared vulnerability and shared strength.

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  63. I ran my last leg of the Rouge Orleans relay this morning in Sherry's memory!

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  64. Valentine 5k for the RunDenver series done for Sherry this morning with my friend Michelle.

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  65. Trail run in Whitefish, Montana.

    http://accidental-firefly.blogspot.com/2013/02/running-with-ghosts.html

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    1. 15 of us proudly wore Sherry's bibs for a rainy Frosty 5 in Channahon IL. My brother printed and laminated them for iur whole running club. We wore them for the same race last year.

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  66. 6.36 treadmill miles for Sherry today from Wisconsin :)

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  67. Due to my daughter's basketball tournament I wasn't able to get my run in on Saturday. Thanks to the snowstorm in northern Mn I did a treadmill 5k this evening and wore my bib for Sherry. My girls asked what the bib was about (since I obviously don't generally wear a bib on the treadmill in our house). I gave them an explanation without going into detail beyond what I think they needed (they are 6 and 8). They both thought it was a really wonderful thing to do, especially when I explained that people were doing it all over the country. You have started a something very postive and helpful out of a completely horrible situation Beth. Thank you for that.

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  68. I did my long run, and it was alright. I'm suffering from Winter blues and having a hard time with my long runs lately, but I got it in anyway.

    I love where you're running!

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  70. Completed 6 miles along the St. Vrain path on Sunday. It was my longest run in nearly a year.

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  71. 5k in Ottawa, Ontario!

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  72. We ran a mud run for Sherry on Saturday. http://familyfitnessfood.com/6-tips-for-running-a-mud-run/

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  73. We had a busy weekend packed with kid-oriented activities so I squeezed in what I could. I ran 2 miles on the treadmill Saturday and 2.5 (on my way to IHOP!)on Sunday. I thought of Sherri and dedicated both runs to her...I run because I can.
    Kathi in Bozeman MT

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  74. I walked 10 miles for Sherry Saturday in Topeka, KS.

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  75. Unfortunately, I couldn't run on Saturday due to sickness. But I got my butt out there on Sunday to run. It was an awful and slow 1 mile run, but I got out there.

    Oh and I ran in Houston, TX.

    This is my blog post about it...http://runkwrun.blogspot.com/2013/02/virtual-run-for-sherry-recap.html

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  76. I ran in Florida - 4 miles. Tammy B.

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  77. I ran 5K for Sherry on Saturday in Barcelona, Spain.

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  78. 3 for Sherry in Redindo Beach, CA

    I also I officially dedicated my half marathon to her last weekend.

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  79. Freakin Freezing 5K Challenge on Saturday.

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  80. Hi again! Just saw in our little Tobacco Valley News here in Eureka MT that they are doing the "Run for Sherry" this Saturday! Had I known I would have gotten one of your tshirts to wear - bummer. I saved the article if you would like me to send it to you. Just let me know!
    Lori

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  81. i ran on Sunday in montreal Canada. It was cold but inspiring.

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  82. I ran the TC Valentine's Day 5k in Minneapolis.

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