>Off the Beaten Path>Angela Ivory RIP
Run until the trail runs out.
The pain that hurts the worse is the imagined pain. One of the most difficult arts of racing is learning to ignore the imagined pain and just live with the present pain (which is always bearable.) - Jeff
Yes. Very sad. I had the opportunity to run with Angela a number of times, including on her last birthday.
Marathon Maniac Dave Bell summed it up well:
Today we lost a wonderful member of our "family". Angela Ivory, MM #245 succombed to her long battle with cancer. I will miss her "Hey Daaave's" out on the course and her warm, encouraging, and gentle spirit. In her short life she completed over 300 marathons or longer (over 100 ultras) including many during periods where she was undergoing treatment. Never complaining, only longing to continue to do what she loved. Angela you were the epitome of the type person we all should strive to be.
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
old woman w/hobby
I too had the privilege of meeting her at my first (and only so far) 100 mile race . She will be missed!
Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson
Demon of Bad Decisions
I want to do it because I want to do it. -Amelia Earhart
I too have run with her - and we exchanged greetings on every lap. She's one of those people who make ultras possible ... it takes a community and all.
The story about her walking with a runner at Vol State last year absolutely brought tears to my eyes. (posted on UltraList - perhaps someone can dig it up? [I'm w. limited net resources right now])
pace sera, sera
Ms Ivory was a very very nice person. Not the kind you say "she was kind and good" after the person passes. She really was, very much.