Meg Cross Menzies

January 17, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

FRIENDS of 805 Boot Camp:

This is what I was attempting to spread the word on this morning at camp...

 

Meg Cross Menzies was doing EVERYTHING right while road running yet she lost her life to a stupid JERK: drunk driver.  This pisses me off.  It makes me want to shout from the rooftops!  But I only have this little BLOG.

 

Facebook has a page that is rallying to run this weekend in memory of Meg.  I don't know her.

 

I would like you to do two things on Saturday (along with getting up and running!):

 

1) Promise you will never ever drive drunk and 

2) Promise, even if only for Saturday in honor of Meg, you will lock your phone in your trunk and NOT drive distracted.

 

If you are a selfish type, YOUR life would be destroyed if YOU "accidentally" killed someone by being distracted. 

Most of the people I know ignore the distracted driving law. This makes me so sad - it's not necessary to drive while checking your texts, taking a phone call or looking anywhere except on the road in front of you. 

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Most of the people I know are also very intelligent which is why I don't understand why they ignore this law.  Is it because "it's a law"?  

 

I say it is common sense.  It's not worth the risk. The person trying to talk/text you would definitely understand waiting to hear back.

 

OK, I got a little whipped up there...

 

I like trail running (with people) because I think it is safer and prettier.   But sometimes I cannot run trail and run road. 

 

EVERY time I road run I'm almost hit by a car! And if you know me (this is Sarita) I'm a FREAK on trying to be the most alert,  attentive and VISIBLE person out there. I get made fun of for being over cautious. "Safety-Monitor", right?  I sure hope I'm never hit by a car. I keep my eyes open and I DO NOT run with headphones on EVER. 

 

Randy always tells me when he runs he thinks about ways to solve world peace. I like to look around my 'hood.  If I need music, I attach my phone to my sports bra shoulder which is near my ear and I can hear my tunes AND my surroundings. 

 

Bottom line: run this weekend and be safe and think of Meg when you do. She sounds like she was a very very good human being, like you.

 

Spread the word.  Help make people more aware.

 


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