Sunday, August 31, 2008

Life and Death

"get busy living, or get busy dying." - Shawshank Redemption

Well Today was supposed to hold on tap a long ride and a long day of tracking friends and fellow bloggers racing IM KY. ( As of right now Tony L is still running.) John Hirsch finished 11th overall 10th inthe pro men with a time of 9:37.02.

Bree Wee managed to avenge her DNF in Canada last weekend with a stellar preformance, including the day's fastest bike split. She finished 9th among the pro women with a time of 10:48.25 good enough for 92nd overall.

I will post an edit on Tony's status as I recieve splits.

Sadly this day has been overshadowed by the passing of my Memere ( Grandmother )@ rougly 4:00AM this morning. While part of me is a little sad at her passing, it is a welcome relief that her 3 year battle with Alzheimer's is finally over, and somewhere on the other side she is whole again. ( although she will probably haunt us for some of the pictures we chose to show at the wake. If metal spoons ( yes metal, she broke the wooden one on my dad.) start flying across the room, we'll know it was because we chose to show the picture of her grade school graduation, or her pic from the convent, ( yes my Pepere ( Grandfather) had cajones he pulled a girl out of the convent back in the 50's. Angry, possible strategy?) The next few days are going to be a little hectic, with work, school and a funeral in the mix, but I'll get through. So all in all there was no training today, but with everything going into hurry up offense at 4AM I won't really hold it against myself.

It's been a hell of a day.
R.D.

Edit: Tony L finished in 13:00.35 looking at the run split, it looks like the heat took its toll on him, but a hell of an effort to finish.

6 comments:

mindy said...

So sorry to hear about your grandmother - I'm sure she is resting peacefully and out of the throes of Alzheimers. Take it easy this week...

Big ass sitter said...

I know it's hard no matter what the circumstances are. Remember her as how she was before that dreaded sickness.I'm sure she was a great person to have such a nice grandson. Sorry!

Runner Leana said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother Bob.

Bjorn Boyer said...

I am sorry to hear about your grandmother.

Angry Runner said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

Mr. Satan A. Chilles said...

My mom was the same age as your grandmother, and died with Alzheimer's (among other things) as well. It's not easy losing somebody like that at all, but when they're still alive and they're gone already, as Alzheimer's does to people, it somehow softens the blow when they finally pass away.

It's still not easy, so hang in there.