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Running MCM in honor of my fallen friend... (Read 813 times)

    2 months ago my best friend dropped dead of a massive heart attack while we were doing our long run, training for MCM.

     

    I posted about it here, and was overwhelmed by the community here - the love and care and kind words. 

     

    In 2 days I'll be running the Marine Corps Marathon that we were training for.  I'm doing this one for Mike.

    His wife and 2 kids will be there, too. What an emotional battle it will be.  

     

    I was able to get past the mental block after his passing and have some good training runs. It took a while, but I found my runs again.

     

    I'm excited to dedicate my first marathon to such a good friend, a great man.  
    I'll be sure to let you know how it goes.


    Thanks,
    Mark 


    day after day sameness

      You're honoring him by just being there -- in general, and in toeing the start line. I'll bet he'd want you to enjoy the event, trust your training, and have a great run, Mark !

      I've done my best to live the right way; I get up every morning and go to work each day...

        Good luck Mark

          Beautiful, man.  Looking forward to the report. 

          "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus


          Fat butt on couch

            Good luck, Mark.  This should put a spring in your step at 20+ miles.

            "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

             

              Have a great day and God bless.

              Thanks again for telling us about Mike and the man he was.

                I'll also be running MCM. 

                Hope you have a great race for you and Mike Smile


                Prince of Fatness

                  I hope that you have a great race.  Good luck!

                  Semi-retired.

                    Best wishes, friend.
                    Your story is sad, but beautiful. 

                     

                    Enjoy every minute of the run, even though I know that it might be difficult at times.

                    2014 Goals:

                    #1: Do what I can do. <DOING>

                    #2: 365 Hours training

                     

                    Ojo


                      Good luck, Mark!

                      Sara

                      MM #2929

                         

                        Thanks again for telling us about Mike and the man he was.

                         x2.

                         

                        Have a great race and know he's with you!

                        "Don't feel like running today...suck it up and run ...you're an athlete." (John Stanton, founder & owner of The Running Room)

                         

                        "The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race."


                        A Dance with Monkeys

                          Make us proud, make Mike proud!  I am sorry I won't get to run with you, but I will be with you in spirit!

                           

                          Awesome!

                          T

                            Mark, have an awesome race and I know Mike will be there with you the whole time.  Plz let us know how it goes for you.

                              Good Luck Mark! You are amazing. Run strong.

                                You're a brave man to tackle all those emotions head-on with Mike's family!  We are proud of you!

                                Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

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