I’m running the Fifth Third River Bank Run 25K in the morning, but before I head to bed I thought I’d show you folks my race apron. It’s made out of jersey and hand-embroidered. My charity sponsor for the race is Safe Haven, a local domestic violence agency that helps women and children who have been the victims of deomestic violence, so I embroidered this message on my apron:
“Every 15 seconds a woman is battered. Stop the clock. The bravest thing a woman can do is run, so run like you mean it.” I collected signatures from my teammates and the folks at Safe Haven and stitched those on tonight, too.
Embroidering this apron made me cry. Tomorrow I hope to channel that emotion into a solid run to raise awareness.