This is happening. The next three days of workout clothes, set out and ready. Recently someone that I love was almost lost to me. Luckily this person had the sense to fight back at her attacker. It made me realize how short life can be and how important it is to keep ourselves healthy and strong. It also made me realize that no matter how safe you think you are, you aren't. I will no longer go running alone without having mace. I will take my dog with me if possible and I will never go at night. I would love to be able to go running with a partner every day, but that isn't feasible and you can't just stop living life. I will never let fear keep me from having a good life, but I will always be cautious of my surroundings.
It's disgusting to think about the horrible things people are capable of. The greed, selfishness and hate that consume them. Absolutely disgusting.
Please keep my friend in your thoughts/prayers.