Shut Up and Run for Sherry

The blogging world is amazing. Heck, I’m always in awe when someone comments on my blog from another country — “how’d they get them internet lines all the way across the pond, ya think?” Yeah — it’s like that.

Just when you think the blogging community can’t be any more amazing to me, if goes and does something like this.

Sherry Arnold, 43, a teacher and beloved wife, left her house in small town Sidney, Montana at 6:30 in the morning on January 7 and never came home. Hours later, they found one of her Brooks running shoes. They still haven’t found her body, but seven days later two men did admit to killing her.

I read the hilarious and adorable Beth’s blog over at Shut Up and Run on a regular basis. Beth happens to be Sherry’s cousin. She has organized a virtual run in Sherry’s honor for Saturday, Feb. 11 at 9 a.m. MST. That’s 10 a.m. in my neck of the woods.

You can read all about the run and Sherry’s story over at Shut Up and Run — here.  And download and print a race bib. There’s a FB page on the run, too.

I think for women particularly, this is like our worst fear. It could have been me, could have been you, could have been her…could have been anyone in the path of two sociopaths at the right time. But in the morning and half a mile from her house — where she felt safest, no doubt? Stop the madness, world.

I’ll be running a 5K with my Sherry bib on next weekend, praying for 3.1 miles that her family can bring her home — and being thankful for all the mornings that I was blessed enough to get out of bed and use my God-given ability to run, then return home safely. Because life is short, and you just never know.



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