Hello bloggers! Some of you have already read the blog below. If you haven't, it's a MUST READ. Very important reminder for all of us to seize the moment, enjoy the day, and to cherish our families each and every day.
Start here with part 1, and then read parts 2 and 3.
I have been reading James's blog for a while now. He is a local runner in our area. Through his blog, I have grown to appreciate his dedication to his training, racing, and diet. Through our blogs, I could tell we shared a passion for all things technical about running, training, and racing. I have seen James occassionally at races, but never had much of an opportunity to talk with him. On Sunday, August 22, 2010, a small group of runner's met to run 12 miles on the Longleaf trail. Soon after starting our run, we met up with James on the trail. He turned to run with us. After a couple of miles, the group separated into different paces for the day, and on this day, I was lucky that James was there to run with me. He is MUCH faster than I am, but on this day, he was just "logging some miles", working on building his base. He will be running Rock N Roll Mardi Gras in Feb., and BOSTON next April. Immediately, we were very "chatty" about all things training. My conclusions from reading his blog were "right on." Yes, we do share a passion for training, training hard, and technical running - GOOD STUFF. He paced me through a good run on Sunday, and I enjoyed our chat.
Then on Monday, I read his blog and was shocked and amazed at his strength. I already knew from reading his blog that he is STRONG in so many ways. He is an IronMan! I was shocked to realize that I had run with him on such an important day in his life. It was an honor to say the least.