>General Running>Gabe Grunewald
I'm not sure what it is exactly that got to me more than any other similar story. Perhaps it's the combination of my life stage, having daughters ready to leave the nest with their whole lives in front of them, and her implacable drive to keep doing what she loved in the face of a merciless adversary.
The Brooks film looks pretty great, but it's half hour long and will have to wait until after work. Read the SI piece though, and don't take for granted any opportunity to get out the door or pin on a number.
"Many of us live every day in denial of our own mortality, gently nudging its presence to the perimeter of our existence. Gabe’s mortality was in her grill, and she punched at it until she could no longer lift her arms"
Thanks for starting this thread, Keith.
I shed actual tears (something I rarely do, unfortunately) starting at about 17:10. The part of the film covering that race reminded me why I love sports, and ours in particular.
"If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus
not bad for mile 25
Wow, what a fighter and an inspiration!
Have been seeing more of her lately, recent track meets, facebook etc...
Sad, but inspiring too.
Can't help but feel she accomplished a lot in her 32* years here!
300m- 37 sec.
37 going on 60
I have met her a number of times. She was amazing and inspiring. So many people I know here in Minnesota taking it very hard.
2021 Goals for my 2 marathon cycles this year
Marathon Sub 2:40 2:39:27 Grandma's Marathon 6/19/21
10k Sub 35:00 in Marathon build
5k Sub 16:30 in Marathon build /16:34 BK5K Memorial Day 2021
Marathon Sub 2:37 2:41:32 Grandma's 2022
10k Sub 35:00
5k Sub 16:00
Feel free to make a donation to her foundation where 100% of the funds go to cancer research.
Thinking should be done first, before training begins.