I didn’t know it, but I had an angel with me on my 20-miler. I wasn’t running solo after all.
As you may remember, back on May 29th, I ran 20 miles (or three hours and 26 minutes) along the highway above Lake Chelan. A couple of days afterward, Zoë told me some heartbreaking news about a woman who had been struck by a car and killed there.
Lise, who was about 8 months pregnant with her third child, was jogging along the road in Lake Chelan on May 27th when she, and her unborn baby Faith, were killed by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. When I heard about her, I thanked God for watching out for me.
But I should also thank her. I believe she kept me safe that day. But my heart hurts so much for her family.
A race is being held in her and Faith’s honor on August 20th because she loved fitness and running. The race will be in the Puyallup area. Register HERE. Go to the Lise and Faith Memorial Run Facebook page HERE for more information. Her friend, a runner and blogger, also has more information about the race on her blog HERE. .
I plan to be at this race on August 20th running and saying “thank you” to Lise for keeping me safe.
Have you ever experienced having an angel as a running buddy before?
Oh I wish I could do that race! What a sad story!
Maybe they can add a virtual corresponding race as well. I'll check it all out. How utterly devastating. Absolutely heart wrenching. I can't even imagine. She was certainly with you. Thanks for sharing this Kerrie. We need to be reminded that every day is a blessing.
wow Kerrie, that is just the saddest thing I've heard in a really really long time. Let us know if there is a way we support from afar, ok?
Oh my goodness, how sad. 🙁 The Memorial Run sounds like a great way to honor Lise.
What a heartbreaking story! I take forgranted that have virtually zero traffic when I run because of where I live. I wish I was closer so I could support her family as well.
That is the saddest story. I wish I lived closer so I could do that race.
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I'll be there, for sure.
i love that you called her your angel! so a sad, but powerful cause to run for!
My dad died almost five years ago. He ran his usual 8 miles one morning then had a massive heart attack after a vegetable sandwich lunch. I took up running a year ago and ran my first half marathon in October. My dad ran mile 11 with me. I had a smile on my face and tears pouring out of my eyes. He's proud of me and so am I.
Wow, that is heartbreaking. Totally tragic. I'll be there in spirit.
She was my Co-workers close friend :(I think we need to ALL plan on running this race as a reminder of how short life is and how careful we all need to be out there.HUGS!