[She] insisted, running was romantic; and no, of course her friends didn’t get it because they’d never broken through. For them, running was a miserable two miles motivated solely by size 6 jeans: get on the scale, get depressed, get your headphones on, and get it over with. But you can’t muscle through a five-hour run that way; you have to relax into it, like easing your body into a hot bath, until it no longer resists the shock and begins to enjoy it.
These pictures were passed on to me by some other New England runners, who have been posting them on various social media sites in hopes that this girl- who is a track athlete herself- is found. I’m asking those of you who follow me, no matter where you are, to do the same. Please. I know Track Nation is big and big-hearted; think how far we can spread the word to help bring her home.
This isn’t a post I expected to be able to update with good news. But here it is: Abby Hernandez is home and an arrest has been made in connection with her disappearance.
Thank you, everyone who shared the original post. I’m so happy for her family that she’s safe.