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?