Reality Check

I spent the long weekend relaxing and obsessing.  Relaxing because I spent the time with my family at the lake.  Obsessing because of the ever increasing temperatures forecast for the marathon next Sunday.

I came home to find out that a friend’s husband had unexpectedly died.  While I worried about weather and pace times, her whole world was turned upside down.  She too is a runner and was training for the Ottawa half marathon.  We don’t see each other often in person but we were touching base through email to see how training was going.

My biggest challenge in the near future is to run/walk/stagger 42.2 km in the heat.  This is the major “difficulty” of my life right now.  How lucky am I that such an endeavor, and one might say a selfish one at that, is my only real challenge to deal with.  At the moment it seems like nothing.

D, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.

6 thoughts on “Reality Check

  1. runrodrun

    How sad and tragic. My thoughts are with your friend and her family. I can’t even begin to imagine what life must be like for her right now.


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