Sherry Arnold – runner, mother, wife, daughter, and teacher- went for an early morning run on January 7, 2012, and never came home. Sherry’s goodness, courage and strength prevail and she is not defined by the tragic way in which she died.
Yesterday was a day to honor someone I didn’t know personally. Sherry Arnold left her home to go running on January 7th and didn’t come back. Beth at Shut Up and Run knew Sherry though, Sherry was her cousin! She organized a virtual race to honor her cousin. Yesterday was the day of the virtual race which worked out well for me since I had my longest training run to date. I read on Beth’s blog that there were a lot of participants throughout the world that donned a bib and dedicated their run to Sherry. If you want more details, head on over to Beth’s blog to find out more.
I have posted pictures of Bridal Veil falls before, here is what they looked like yesterday before I headed back down.
I always hate it when I have to refigure my run. Since I had to turn back early, I had to make sure that I picked up the extra mileage before I got back home. Sometimes, my brain doesn’t think straight when I have been running for a while, but I got it figured out and finished up a 20 miles on the dot.
Biggest Loser Contest
I mentioned that our family was having a Biggest Loser contest. I lost 1.6 lbs. I have gotten off caffeine for over a week now, and finished off the week of not having much refined sugar. I think cutting back on the sugar was much harder. My brain is addicted to the stuff! The rest of the family is doing great, everyone that reported in had lost weight. One of them lost 8 pounds! Nicely done!
Hang in there and I will too!