Heartache and Headache

Well it has been a quite difficult week. I still owe this blog a couple of race reports. Hopefully I will get to them before the next race.

This past week I had surgery to repair my deviated septum and enlarged turbinites. Let me say that this has not been fun. I am cleared to run tomorrow although I am not sure I will have the energey but we will give it a go.

On a more serious note if you remember from my last post I let you know that I was raising money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation in honor of two people close to me that were fighting cancer. One of those people was my father-in-law and he passed away last Tuesday morning. I write this post with great sadness as I try to get some semblance of life again. The last two weeks were particuarly rough for him and he was in tremendous pain. When he finally passed he was surrounded by the love of his family, we are sad to lose him but relieved that he is no longer in pain. He was a great man who was proud of his work and loved his family.  It was a great testament to his life to see the number of people at his service that had been impacted by him.

At this time it may seem trite but I don’t know what else to do.  I am running Chicago’s Marathon in memory of my father-in-law, to honor his fight to stay with his family as long as possible, to help support those that have gone through or are going through the horrible disease that is cancer.

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