Posts tagged "Races Run in Honor of Sally"

Miles for Sal

I know that Sally has touched the lives of so many runners and athletes across the country. I think we can really do something great with this site. Sally has inspired us all, and anything is possible.

How cool would it be to get a race run in her name in every single state? I think Sal would love that.


sally run

desert vista marcos de niza mt. point and many other people got together and ran to sallys house and paided our respect to her family with roses and love. i feel that sally was rigth there with us smiling knowing that she was loved by so many and a role model to all i hope i can be half the runner she was


Duke University Distance Medley Relay honoring their beloved teammate Sally Meyerhoff at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships

Duke University Distance Medley Relay honoring their beloved teammate Sally Meyerhoff at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships


I know we only spent a short amount of time together, but in that time I have wonderful memories. You always made me laugh, and in the world of “elite marathoning”, where one can feel very swallowed up and lost, you made me feel comfortable and welcome. My dad was so proud of you for winning the PF Chang’s race in January, he cut out all the news paper articles and mailed them to me because he knew we were friends. Last Saturday, I dedicated a 2 mile race to you. I had actually been banned from running in it by my doctor because of a foot injury, but when I heard the terrible news of your passing, I decided I would run anyway, in honor of you. The race director let me speak to the crowd before the race started and I told them that I was running for you, and asked that they run in celebration of your life. I wore my pink “Sally Socks” and many of my close friends also wore bright funky knee high socks as a way of paying their respects. I know there were people running for you everywhere that day. And I know we will continue to run for you forever. Your contagious smile and energy will be missed, but never forgotten. 


Samantha Meyerhoff, Sally’s Sister, Susan Loken & Stephanie Del Giorgio run the Mountain to Fountain 15K in Fountain Hills, AZ on March 12th, 2011 in memory of Sally! Also pictured are Alexis and Ashley with their “Ms Sally” t-shirts… Sally was their babysitter!

Samantha Meyerhoff, Sally’s Sister, Susan Loken & Stephanie Del Giorgio run the Mountain to Fountain 15K in Fountain Hills, AZ on March 12th, 2011 in memory of Sally! Also pictured are Alexis and Ashley with their “Ms Sally” t-shirts… Sally was their babysitter!


Ashley shows her ribbon from the kids dash @ Mountain to Fountain run in memory of her babysitter, friend & inspiration Ms Sally!

Ashley shows her ribbon from the kids dash @ Mountain to Fountain run in memory of her babysitter, friend & inspiration Ms Sally!


Running for Ms Sally!

Running for Ms Sally!


Seb Chalmeton 3/20/11: Los Angeles Marathon; Los Angeles, CA

Seb Chalmeton 3/20/11: Los Angeles Marathon; Los Angeles, CA


MILES FOR MEYERHOFF RACING SHIRTS

MILES FOR MEYERHOFF RACING SHIRTS

Miles for Meyerhoff has created Dri-Fit shirts and racing singlets for all Miles for Meyerhoff runners to wear proudly as they race throughout the country. The shirts will cost $30 (including shipping) with a majority of the proceeds going directly to The Sally Meyerhoff Foundation. (these shirts have been powered by Endurance Rehab to help mitigate the costs, and to allow more of the proceeds to go directly to the foundation itself. Thank you Endurance Rehab!!!)

To place an order please email seibert.michelle@gmail.com with the following information:

Name and Address

Singlet or Dri Fit T Shirt

Color (white or black)

Size

ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY SUNDAY 4/3 IN ORDER TO BE PLACED IN THIS FIRST ORDER.


In honor of Sally: NYC Half 3/20/2011; PR and top 10 American female. I’ll look for a better picture of the pink armband and leopard ribbons, but regardless, felt like Sal was there in NYC along with us. She became an honorary member of the NYRR this past year, and a lot of folks in NYC will miss seeing her pink socks and red pigtails go flashing by.
I still remember the first time I met Sally, when she showed up to Wallace Wade dressed up in a shirt that looked like it had a boa attached.  She proceeded to teach me that you “always wear your cutest stuff on a plane, so it doesn’t get all wrinkled.”  I still remember that advice…and still have that image of her with her “boa,” that redheaded spark in all of our lives. 

In honor of Sally: NYC Half 3/20/2011; PR and top 10 American female. I’ll look for a better picture of the pink armband and leopard ribbons, but regardless, felt like Sal was there in NYC along with us. She became an honorary member of the NYRR this past year, and a lot of folks in NYC will miss seeing her pink socks and red pigtails go flashing by.

I still remember the first time I met Sally, when she showed up to Wallace Wade dressed up in a shirt that looked like it had a boa attached.  She proceeded to teach me that you “always wear your cutest stuff on a plane, so it doesn’t get all wrinkled.”  I still remember that advice…and still have that image of her with her “boa,” that redheaded spark in all of our lives. 


Submitting Miles :-)

Hi! I’m submitting a few races I ran in honor of Sally!

3/12/11 Mesquite Canyon 5 Mile Trail Run - White Tank Regional Park in Waddell, AZ

3/26/11 South Mountain Classic 5k (3rd in my age group!) - South Mountain Park in Phoenix, AZ

Go Sally Go!


I did not know Sally.  What I know is how beautiful she is, I know that she is an inspiration to numerous people and I know that so many people love her.  My friend Kelly Fillnow was her teammate and very close friend.  After reading about her for weeks I was honored to wear pink socks this past weekend at the Cooper River Bridge Run.  While running I thought about her extremely positive attitude.  I thought about her energy and passion for running, swimming and biking.  I looked up to the beautiful blue sky and thought of her.  I looked down at my pink socks and thought of her.  I do not win races.  I train to have fun with my friends and serve as a good role model for my children by staying healthy.  My goal was to beat my time last year and I tired very hard to do so.  That did not happen this year.  What did happen was I stayed positive and appreciated every second of my weekend in Charleston, SC.  I am extremely proud of the triathlon and running community around this area.  We help each other, we provide support and we are there for each other at all times.  The several text messages, emails and encouraging words all weekend proved that.  It was incredibly unfortunate what happened to Sally and she will be forever in the hearts of many including me – someone who never met her.
 
Tara Owens
Huntersville, NC

I did not know Sally.  What I know is how beautiful she is, I know that she is an inspiration to numerous people and I know that so many people love her.  My friend Kelly Fillnow was her teammate and very close friend.  After reading about her for weeks I was honored to wear pink socks this past weekend at the Cooper River Bridge Run.  While running I thought about her extremely positive attitude.  I thought about her energy and passion for running, swimming and biking.  I looked up to the beautiful blue sky and thought of her.  I looked down at my pink socks and thought of her.  I do not win races.  I train to have fun with my friends and serve as a good role model for my children by staying healthy.  My goal was to beat my time last year and I tired very hard to do so.  That did not happen this year.  What did happen was I stayed positive and appreciated every second of my weekend in Charleston, SC.  I am extremely proud of the triathlon and running community around this area.  We help each other, we provide support and we are there for each other at all times.  The several text messages, emails and encouraging words all weekend proved that.  It was incredibly unfortunate what happened to Sally and she will be forever in the hearts of many including me – someone who never met her.

 

Tara Owens

Huntersville, NC