Monday, June 18, 2012

WIR- A Runner Tragedy Too Close to Home

This week in review (WIR) I am going to share the tragic story of a runner. I did not know this runner personally but this happened about 45mins from my home.

Last Thursday June 14, 2012 Sarah Hart 31yrs old mother of 3 children went for a 5:30am morning run with her sister. Sarah began to feel ill and decided to stop and head back, her sister ran back to get the vehicle to come and pick her up BUT Sarah was no where to be found! The terrible evil Christopher Allman had been following them and robbed, kidnapped and murdered poor Sarah Hart!! She did fight back best she could but could not overcome being strangled.....

Again I did not know Sarah but I wanted to share this story with fellow runners, PLEASE think about her family as am I. This is a tragedy in itself but what makes this story even more horrific......... Sarah was 10 - 11 weeks pregnant!

Although I haven't in a couple of weeks 5:30am is when I run sometimes, now with this happening I have heard several comments about why I shouldn't do it anymore. But with the heat and just wanting to that's the best time for me to run. What do you think? Would a tragedy close to home like this stop you from your routine?

I felt like this story was more worthy of telling than about me this week but here is how my week went:
Monday 6/11- Run 4.08mi/38:22
Tuesday 6/12- Step & Tone Aerobics
Wednesday 6/13- Run 5mi/43:22
Thursday 6/14- Step & Tone Aerobics   Run 2mi/21:12
Saturday 6/16- Activate America 5miler Race **Will post about that later**
Sunday 6/17- Run 3.4mi/31:18

**Click on Sarah's name to follow the link with the news story**


Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

That is so sad and scary since I always run alone. and I often run very early in the morning. Another horrible reminder that we all need to be very aware of our surroundings and be careful.

Life as a Convert (Khourt) said...

Its so sad indeed, and I also run alone. I tend to fear more the stray animals than humans, and I know thats not healthy! At the same time though, I dont want a fear of something like that stopping me from running. Im praying for this family.

Michelle said...

How awful and frightening! I often run alone and have been shifting my runs earlier and earlier now to stay ahead of the heat. While it won't stop me from running, events like this are a reminder to stay hyper-alert when out for a run!

Caroline said... is Sherry Arnold all over again..this is so sad ..breaks my heart...these poor kids left without their mom and this young gal gone too soon....

yes it does make me change my habit
I have stopped running alone on the local path since the day after Sherry was kidnapped. I also do not go out early anymore even if it is hot. if it is hot I go slower and I walk if I have to

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

This is so sad and scary...i usually go running with someone, never alone. My heart goes out to her family!!

Courtney said...

I didn't know her but a lot of my FB friends did... I think she was 4-5 years ahead of me in school. So sad and horrible. I won't run alone on trails anymore. And don't run outside alone without my pepper spray. Scary stuff. I can't believe she was pregnant.

Suz and Allan said...

How scary and so sad! It's horrifying to think how quick something like this can happen.