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Intersperse more real training with runs. Sub-60 minute Peachtree Road Race.

Mike K. ran: This run ended up beg...

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  • 6 miles
  • 01:25 time
  • 13:45 pace
  • 1091 calories
  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
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alright Womack Loop 6.17 mi 01:25 13:45 pace

This run ended up begin a major slog - the first one in a week. My clock is way off and I had actually messed up and thought it was Tuesday morning today. So no track workout, but that did not matter, since it turned out the track was closed anyways. So instead I ran a Womack loop where everyone I encountered either had a pony tail or was an older dude. I have no pony tail so you can do the math.

Last week was a real roller coaster with events both good and bad which put a dent in my ability to workout, checkout DM and post. I drove my daughter on Thursday down to Sarasota college for her second year of college. She is out of the dorms and into an apartment with two other roommates. I did enjoy seeing them excited about getting set up, and was reasonably happy to provide a little heavy lifting to help lug their stuff up the one flight of stairs to their place. She's inching further away from the nest, but I see that as a good thing.

The bad part was that I had two friends my age (separately) pass away last week, both unexpectedly, way too young and leaving behind a family with young kids. One of them, Bill G., was on a family trip and had a heart attack, which is a pretty horrifying thing for them to have to go through. The other, Dan B., was someone I have known since I was 8 years old - we are part of a group of 5 friends that all lived on the same block growing up and were the same age. It's still unclear why Dan died - it was either health related, an accident, or self inflicted. There eventually may be some information from the coroner, but even with that there's no way to be sure.

Dan's funeral was this past weekend in Chicago. It was good to be there with and for friends and family, although it threw me for a loop in a lot of ways. I'm sure I'll get back into a regular routine again, and grateful that I'm doing what I can to stay in the best health I can manage. Every moment counts.

  • Hashi2

    Mike, I am sorry for the passing of your friends. I'm going through the same thing. I'm actually attending the funeral tomorrow. It's a difficult process to work through because it doesn't make sense that someone that age with no obvious health issues should pass away. It leaves me questioning my own mortality and fine tune my bucket list. It also reminds me that every word & action matters to those I love & care about. Life is precious & handle it with care. Take care of yourself, Mike

    6 months ago Like1 person

  • Bill H.

    You have had a stressful week so far. Definitely the untimely passing of your friends reminds us all to take better care of ourselves. Good job getting some nice miles in today. Take care.

    6 months ago Like1 person

  • Jeff L.
    Jeff L.

    Times like these are very unsettling. Reminds us have fragile life is (and the emptish nest doesn't help--taking eldest to Northwestern in a few weeks). I've had bad news this year ranging from similar to Dan to prostate cancer (hopefully on the mend). Yes, we have to seek ways to keep ourselves physically and mentally healthy!

    6 months ago Like1 person

  • Kim B.
    Kim B.

    I am so sorry. Both of your losses must've been so shocking. I've lost a few friends and family in the past couple of years that made no sense at all to me. Those deaths can be very hard to work through. Moving your daughter is a different type of stress - mostly positive, but I am sure you worry about her when she is away. Take care and do whatever you need to get through this

    6 months ago Like1 person

  • Frederick

    So very sorry about the passing of your friends, Mike. They will be watching over you now.

    6 months ago Like1 person

  • Petite

    Mike please accept my sincere condolences. I’m going through the same thing with a friend. I hope for nothing but peace and love for you and your friends’s family in this difficult time.

    6 months ago Like1 person

  • Mike K.
    Mike K.

    Thank you all for your support - it means a lot to me. And not surprising that many of us are going through similar events.

    6 months ago Like1 person

  • Tracy W.
    Tracy W.

    I’m so very sorry for the losses in your life..really gives perspective though. I just attended a funeral today of a fellow cyclist (killed by a car while cycling)...such a shock and throws you for a loop..praying for you during this difficult and unsettling time Mike.

    6 months ago Like1 person

  • Mike K.
    Mike K.

    Bike accident deaths are horrible. My condolences to you and their family

    6 months ago Like1 person

  • Helene D.
    Helene D.

    Oh! No! Mike, I am so, so sorry about your two friends. Their families and friends, and you must be absolutely distressed and shocked by these two passings. Take the time you need to grieve.

    6 months ago Like1 person

  • Joey V.
    Joey V.

    Hi Mike.... So so sorry to hear. Indeed - every minute counts.

    6 months ago Like