Miles for Melissa – March

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Last week; I asked the running community to log โ€œMiles for Melissaโ€ for the 5th month in a row since suddenly losing my sister in October! In November when I started โ€œMiles for Melissaโ€ we logged over 400 miles then again in December over 400 as well!ย  In January we logged 1,134 miles and in February 1,268.63 miles!! In March; I asked the running community to log “Miles for Melissa” Easter weekend between the dates of 3/26 – 3/29. I asked runners to use the hashtag on Instagram for every run between the dates of 3/26 โ€“ 3/29. Runners from all over the globe once again joined in running in groups, running through rain, dedicating marathons and taking time from their busy holiday plans to run for my sister! I am completely humbled by the number of runners that joined in once again this month! This month; together as a running community we logged 1,020.61 miles!!! Over 4,000 miles since launching โ€œMiles for Melissaโ€ in November!! I am so thankful for the kindness and support from runners all over the world! I will continue โ€œMiles for Melissaโ€ every month in memory of my beautiful sister who was a runner herself! Next run will be the last weekend in April! Dates will be announced on Instagram. On March 20th I will ran my 10th marathon pushing through fierce winds and rain; dedicating every single mile to my beautiful sister; my angel! I love you and miss you so very much Mel! xo

Thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart! Mere @meretherunner14

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February Miles For Melissa

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Last week; I asked the running community to log “Miles for Melissa” for the 4th month in a row since suddenly losing my sister in October! In November when I started “Miles for Melissa” we logged over 400 miles then again in December over 400 as well!ย  In January we logged 1,134 miles and completely crushed my goal! Guess what!? In February; we did it AGAIN!!! I had a goal of 1,200 miles and although I wasn’t quite sure if we would make it; I was dreaming big! I asked runners to use the hashtag on Instagram for every run between the dates of 2/27 – 2/29. Runners from all over the globe once again joined in running in groups, running through snow and rain, dedicating long bike rides, long ultra training runs and their races (marathons) to my sister! I am completely humbled by the number of runners that joined in once again this month! This month; together as a running community we completely exceeded my goal logging 1,268.63 miles!!! Over 3,000 miles since launching “Miles for Melissa” in November!! I am so thankful for the kindness and support from runners all over the world! I will continue “Miles for Melissa” every month in memory of my beautiful sister who was a runner herself! Next run will be the last weekend in March! March 26-March 29th! This month; on March 20th I will run my 10th marathon; dedicating every single mile to my beautiful sister; my angel! I love you and miss you so very much Mel! xo

Thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart! Mere @meretherunner14

Miles for Melissa – February

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Sadly tomorrow will be 4 months since I lost my beautiful sister ; my best friend, my favorite running buddy. I would give anything in the world to run beside her again. I continue to run in her memory every single day ; I pray that she can see all that I am doing & I hope that I am making her proud & putting a smile on her face.ย  This month has been tough emotionally but I get out there and I push through each day for my sister. โค This weekend I again asked runners to join me Saturday 2/27 – Monday 2/29 in running, swimming , walking or biking in memory of my beautiful sister.ย  Last month many ran in groups, dedicated races/marathons to my sister and I truly can’t thank everyone enough for that. As a running community we logged 1,134 miles in January alone and over 2,000 miles since November when I started “Miles for Melissa ” on Instagram! Thank you to all who have already logged miles this weekend! There is one more day left; if you would like to log “Miles for Melissa” please use the hashtag #milesformelissa on Instagram. I will announce the total miles this week.

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! โค

Mere @meretherunner14

January Miles For Melissa -The Running Community is Truly Amazing

Last week; I asked the running community to log “Miles for Melissa” for the 3rd month in a row since suddenly losing my sister in October! In November when I started “Miles for Melissa” we logged over 400 miles then again in December over 400 as well! This month; I had a goal of 500 miles and although I wasn’t quite sure if we would make it; I was dreaming big! I asked runners to use the hashtag on Instagram for every run between the dates of 1/29 – 1/31. Runners from all over the globe once again joined in running in groups, running through snow and rain, dedicating their races (marathons) to my sister! I am completely humbled by the number of runners that joined in this month! This month; together as a running community we completely exceeded my goal logging 1,137 miles!! There are no words to express how thankful I am for the kindness and support from runners all over the world! I will continue “Miles for Melissa” every month in memory of my beautiful sister who was a runner herself! Next run will be February 29th.

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Miles for Melissa -January

In October 2015โ€ฒย  I suddenly lost my beautiful sister; my best friend. My sister was a runner herself. She never raced, but loved nothing more than running the beautiful trails or her favorite loop around town after work or on a Saturday morning. We logged many miles together and laughed so hard together on our runs! I miss that so much!ย  Today; every mile I log is in memory of my sister and every month I set aside a day where I ask the running community to join me in logging #milesformelissa ! She may no longer be here to run beside me, but I know she will forever be running beside me in spirit.

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Sadly today marks 3 months ago I lost my favorite running buddy, my best friend ; my beautiful sister. โค In November I started “Miles for Melissa ” as a way to remember my sister! In November and December combined the #runnerscommunity from all over the world amazingly logged nearly 900 miles in memory of my sister who was herself a runner. โค Everyday I am so thankful for all the love & support from each of you who continue to run with me in her memory! Please join me beginning today (1/29) through Sunday Runday 1/31 in logging “Miles for Melissa” โค Swimming, biking, walking… it all counts! Please use the #milesformelissa hashtag on Instagram so I can add up all the miles logged!! If you already ran today and would like to include your mileage; please comment below or on my Instagram with your total mileage. โค Please join me and let’s meet my goal of over 500 miles for Melissa for January! THANK YOU all from the bottom of my heart, this truly means the world to me!

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