Sunday, May 03, 2009


As runners and athletes we dedicate an inordinate amount of time to our passion. We sacrifice time with family, friends, and loved ones for sport and pursuit of fitness. We train for months on end, in the depths of winter, to be able to run 26.2 miles in as little time as our legs, lungs, and heart will allow.

Life, or in this case death, has a way of reminding us of what's important.

I've run thousands of miles and will likely run thousands more in the years ahead. I only have 3 uncles. Now only two.

Sadly, my Uncle Gary passed away and left me with a choice: attend his memorial or run my marathon.

In truth, there was only one option.

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."
-John Lennon


justrun said...

So sorry, Josh. My thoughts are with you and your family.

miss petite america said...

so very sorry for your loss.

E said...

Sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family are doing well.

Diana Pittet said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Josh.
What a great photo. It says it all.

Deene said...

thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Tracy said...

What a sweet pic of you and your uncle Gary. :) Thanks for your comment on my blog today. It's great hearing from old friends!