Thursday, February 11, 2010

Saying Good-Bye Before I Run

It was time to say my final good-bye today to a friend who lost his life to cancer. He lived quite the life! It wasn't an easy life yet an interesting and valiant one. It amazes me to think what he accomplished in his 42 years considering where and what he came from. It puts things into perspective for me. He lived life full of zest, enthusiasm and gusto, not to forget being very courageous too, more so over the last few months as he dealt with his illness. Final good-byes like these are difficult! Having wonderful and funny memories help!

After saying good-bye to my friend, I said hello to the pathway! I let my memories of him join me for a short run from home. Under a bright blue sky and a sun shining warmly, I covered 5.4 km in 35:00 at an average pace of 6:28 min/km. In comparison to this time last year and what my average pace was, my pace is slower but I feel it will improve.

5 comments:

  1. what a lovely way to remember a friend. You needed that "extra" time running....to remember.

    xoxoxo

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  2. I know what you mean, Alex, running is a good way to spend some time with your heart.

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  3. In this case running makes you feel good.

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  4. Very eloquently put - living a life full of zest, enthusiasm and gusto is what most of us aspire to. Being runners help of course!

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  5. I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend Andra.

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