Friday, January 13, 2012

Rest in Peace Sherry Arnold

Like many of you, I am heartbroken today.
I came home to read the sad news that Sherry Arnold will not be coming home.
I wish we were living in a world where a woman (or a man) can put their shoes on and go running and NOT BE SCARED that they might loose their lives doing something that is good for them, that does not hurt anyone and that they LOVE.

I did not know Sherry but I know I will never forget her.
I hope that she did not go through agony.
I hope that she is in a better place now, running happy miles and that she will continue to live in the hearts of the ones who loved her.

It is with great sadness that I have to change the bib that I will pin on my back Sunday


If you run alone like I do, please be safe.

21 comments:

Becky said...

Such a terrible outcome. She's been in my thoughts all week. My husband bought pepper spray for me last night and will no longer be letting me run alone without it. It's such a shame that terrible things like this can happen to wonderful people enjoying the things they love most.

Lisa said...

I had to write about Sherry tonight too. It was so heavy.....I can't imagine how her family is coping.

I'm a huge advocate of pepper spray, and although nothing is 100%, it just might give you an edge if you should need it.

Be safe everyone.

Kristin @NyceLife said...

It's so so sad.

I had a gym friend (you know, the people you take a class with but don't really know outside the gym) who was abducted and killed while running in Puerto Rico. She called her fiancee from the trunk of the car, it was so horrible :( This was 3-4 years ago and it still seems like yesterday.

I am praying for Sherry's family and friends. I hope the media attention to this case helps other women increase their level of awareness :(

Neon Blonde Runner said...

Oh my goodness, this is SO SAD....

Neon Blonde Runner said...

And I love you idea of running in honor of her.

I hope you have a strong race this weekend!

{lifeasa}RunningMom said...

I am with you in feeling the sorrow. Thank you for running in memory of her. I don't have any races this weekend but am doing a virtual run tomorrow for a blogger's bday but I will be thinking of Sherry....as I have during all my recent runs. I just wish there was more I could do.

Christy said...

I've been following the story as well and am left with a heavy heart. What a terrible tragedy.

Michael said...

Such a tragic end to this story. It is just so scary and unfair. I hope she brings you strength tomorrow as you run in her honor and memory.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

So incredibly sad. As a father and husband, I am scared each time my wife and daughter leave the house.

Kate said...

It's so awful. :(

Carrie said...

This just breaks my heart. I feel like this cloud following me around all afternoon. So terribly tragic and wrong. Wonderful opportunity for you to honor her memory. Run proud.

Kathy said...

Beautifully written! I don't think any of us will forget her.

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I sat down and cried today when I heard. It is so heartbreaking. This was beautiful.

Terzah said...

Sick and sad. I will wear your bib absolutely and run in her honor.

Elle said...

What a lovely tribute and how sad for her family and friends to lose her.

I cried when I heard she had been found.

Black Knight said...

Terrible news. Tomorrow she will race with us.

Sam said...

Such a sad and scary story! I wish that there wasn't so much evil in the world. I wish that you could just live your life without the fear of having to look over your shoulder. I think that it is incredibly thoughtful of you to wear a bib in her honour this weekend. Run hard.

lindsay said...

i was very saddened to hear the news too - didn't turn out the way i wanted :(

Colleen said...

Ugh... this was such horrible news! :(

Christine said...

terrible, speechless, sad,...

Frenchie said...

Such sad news. Please, all runners, remember to be safe out there. Always let someone know where you're running and when they can expect you to be back. Wear reflective clothing if running in traffic. If running in the dark, wear lights and, unless absolutely necessary, PLEASE run with a partner and in an area that is not isolated. Lace up and stay safe.