Sometimes your personal life falls apart

5 08 2012

Since last posting in mid-July, we have had an unexpected death in the family which turned everyone’s world upside down.  I’ve done little in the way of serious training but have managed to stay fairly active, considering.

I bowed out of the Waterfall Glen Extreme 10 trail race, and opted for the the lower mileage segment of the Venus de Miles bike ride.  During a business conference in Bozeman MT last week, I did the Winddrinker’s 5k.  Ran a bit here, rode a bit there, all of it half-heartedly while surmounting waves of grief, miles of misery and trails of tears.

Nonetheless, forward is the only way to move so that’s the direction I will continue to follow.  And at this point I would like to say:  multiple sclerosis fucking sucks.  It cripples the young and contributes to early death in ways you might never expect.  I’m not sure when or how, but I’m going to find some races that benefit MS research and support them.  It’s all I can do at this point.

In that spirit, I’ve retooled my training schedule and am getting back to it tomorrow.

If there really was a Genesis Planet, that’s where we would have sent our sweet Kim.  

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22 08 2012
Andi

Im sorry for your loss.

22 08 2012
TrekkieLianne

Thanks Andi. Kim was my son’s girlfriend for the past 13 years whom I thought of as my daughter-in-law. They lived together for the last five and when she lost use of her legs, he literally carried her. He is devastated.

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