Photo from the Rochester Moms in Motion Facebook page
She was a wife, mother, daughter, friend, teacher and triathlete. She was a member of the Rochester Moms in Motion and loved by those around her.
Yesterday morning when she got on her bike I am sure that she did not expect that it would be her last ride. She did not expect that two irresponsible people would take her life while doing something that she loved. (For the entire article, go here).
The two individuals that took her life are most likely not terrible people. Most people do not go out in the early hours of the day and plan to kill another human being. However, these two individuals were irresponsible and threw caution to the wind. They disregarded the value of another human's life.
I hope that justice is served, however as someone with extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system I know that it may take awhile.
Do not focus on the perpetrators, focus on Heather. Continue to do what you love and do not live in fear, Heather didn't.
To all of you out there who think that it is alright to drive recklessly, drive too closely to us runners, cyclists and walkers, please reconsider and do what is right.
We all should be able to do what we love and return home to who we love.