Megan McClung Memorial 5K

In light of my husband’s family tragedy, it seems so insignificant to post my little race report on the memorial run I did Saturday morning. When things of this nature occur – it brings perspective.

Over the last few days I have been looking at my kids differently. When Jacob asks to push him on the swing (for the 5000th time), I find I really don’t mind. I’m definitely hugging my kids a bit tighter and thinking a bit more about what REALLY matters. Do the dishes really need to be done THIS minute? No, let’s go read a book or play outside!

I had found out about the accident on my way to the race. I kept thinking about the family and the shock of the whole situation. I just ran. And I ran faster than I ever have while pushing 70+ lbs of kid and stroller. I ran for Eric’s family. My goal was to do it in under 35 minutes and I did it in 31:19. While proud of the physical achievement, it was definitely a heavy hearted run….



While most of my posts are ramblings about fitness woes and wahoos, kid catastrophes, or other mommy “stuff,” today I just feel terribly saddened by the tragedy that happened to my husband’s family. You can read the details here.

The loss is so terrible, unbelievable and sudden. When things like this happen it brings everything into a much clearer focus. What is really important becomes instantly apparent. My heart breaks for our family’s loss.
Think before you drink. Don’t drink and drive. Ever. Period. It instantly and irrevocably destroys lives. Call someone and get a ride. The same goes for cell phone use in the car. Don’t text. It can wait. And yes, texting impairs driving ability THE SAME AS DRIVING DRUNK. Just don’t.
Hug your family tight. We are really not in control, no matter how we much we deceive ourselves into thinking we are. Hold on to the things that matter.
I want to spend them all a bit more wisely.
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