Guest post from Doris Larrondo:
I feel like I have no place writing here. Everyone who's written has had such incredible stories that mine has nothing to touch. But I am going to write this because of what this site has meant to me. I am a "silent" Megger. I say that with a smile because I don't mind being the person behind everyone else. I often "like" everything, follow many people, know many by name and now heart, pray for all and a lot by name now as well. I have followed this group from the beginning and have supported a few of the fundraisers for the family...but what does that mean, right?
I am a mother of 3 myself, picked up running a couple of years ago to 'do something' and it has become a love/hate relationship for me. Throughout high school I have always participated in sports and I needed something-an outlet-for me now. Running, though has always been my nemesis. I am not a runner. Never have been. I am a sprinter and it kills me to run such long distances. But slowly I would push through mentally, physically.
When I became a follower of this group, the inspiration grew. When I ran, I would think of Meg, and pray for her family. Then I would read everyone's miles put in everyday, which would inspire me more, push a little harder, pray a little longer and be more thankful-of the ability to run, for my family, for all who joined such a wonderful group to give such support for a hurting husband and family, for everything.
Sometime back in Sept. my IT band was really acting up and I couldn't run for a few weeks which really disappointed me. I admit I became a little depressed not being able to run. No, I'm not a runner but just to be out on the street was MY time. MY devotional time, My stress-reliving time, My relaxing (but not) time. When I started running a couple miles again. I was so thankful I almost started crying for the feeling just to be out there. And when I participate in races, it isn't JUST about running. It's to push myself a little more, try to beat each time and become a better runner, but mostly because each run is for a purpose. For me, all the Meggers, her family, for God who has given me this opportunity and of course for the sole purpose of the run itself whatever they are promoting.
So I wanna thank you for putting this together. Like I said, my story doesn't really belong, but I wanted to let you know and everyone know that there are people out there who read these inspirations daily. And when Scott ran the Boston Marathon...SOB!!! I can't tell you have many times I've cried sad and happy tears reading all these posts (Tracy's most recent). I feel like I have a connection with everyone here and wish everyone the absolute best in everything they do.
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Since January, thousands of lives have been impacted by the death of Meg Menzies. Many of us have been overwhelmed with sadness. But many of us have also found love and hope and encouragement at a time we needed it most. As we've learned more about who Meg was and accepted the call to share her legacy with the world, the stories of our lives have been forever changed. And we've seen lives around us change.
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