Lost my Mother (Read 885 times)

Man in Tights

    I lost my beautiful mother last Friday. She died of a cardiac arrest in hospital even as I held her hand. She was my hero and my inspiration - I drew on her courage and positive attitude towards life which helped me finish my tougher races.

    I dedicated my first Marathon in 2007 to her ( she was recovering from an illness at that time) and finished in a decent time.

    Just last month I completed the Delhi Half marathon in 1:41 despite busting my foot half halfway through the race. I thought of how hard she was fighting a bad heart and that kept me going.

    RIP Mom.


      So sorry for your loss, Narsi

      Maggie & Molly

        I am so sorry. 

         "It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop."
        Wisdom of Confucius

        HF 4363

          May her soul rest in peace.

          I dont sweat. I ooze liquid awesome.

          Imminent Catastrophe

            Sorry for your loss Narsi. 

            "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

             "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

            "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.


            √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

            Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

            Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

              My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. 


              Nulla camisia et nulla problematum


              Bob Potts Marathon - 5/25/14

              Wineglass Marathon 10/5/14

              Fat butt on couch

                I'm sorry, and I hope you can cherish all the good memories of her in this difficult time.

                "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


                Cool Jump Suit

                  So sorry to hear this.  My sympathy.

                  So bittersweet
                  This tragedy
                  Won't ask for absolution;
                  This melody
                  Inside of me
                  Still searches for solution;
                  A twist of faith
                  A change of heart 
                  Cures my infatuation;
                  A broken heart 
                  Provides the spark 
                  For my determination.


                    Sorry for you pain and sadness, Narsi.

                    2013 Goals:

                    RTB Ultra Done
                    BQ (< 3:25:00) Philadelphia 11/17/2013 3:21:45

                    1666+ miles
                    Rhode Island Road Runners

                    just a simple cat

                      {{{Narsi}}}  May her love always surround you.     My mom passed away this year also. 



                        oh no I'm so so sorry Sad

                          May your mother's courage and positive attitude towards life continue to help you during a very difficult time.  It's a most wonderful gift she has given you, one that will always be with you.

                          Greater Lowell Road Runners
                          Cry havoc and let slip the dawgs of war!

                          May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your SPF30, may the rains fall soft upon your sweat-wicking hat, and until you hit the finish line may The Flying Spaghetti Monster hold you in the hollow of His Noodly Appendage.

                          Petco Run/Walk/Wag 5k

                            May your mother's courage and positive attitude towards life continue to help you during a very difficult time.  It's a most wonderful gift she has given you, one that will always be with you.


                            +1 I can't say it better

                            bob e v
                            2014 goals: keep on running! Is there anything more than that?

                            Complete the last 3 races in the Austin Distance Challenge, Rogue 30k, 3M Half, Austin Full

                            Break the 1000 mi barrier!

                            History: blessed heart attack 3/15/2008; c25k july 2008 first 5k 10/26/2008 on 62nd birthday.

                            Queen of 3rd Place

                              My condolences, Narsi. 

                              2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series: Feb 16 5K (4 points out of 10) ... Mar 2 10K (20/30)... Mar 16 4Mi (21/30) ... Apr 6 10K (DNS) ... Apr 21 2Mi (5/10) ... May 11 5Mi (21/30)... Jun 8 1Mi (13/20) ... Jun 16 6Mi (22/30) ... Sep 28 10K (14/20) ... Oct 5 5K (7/10) ...Oct 12 5Mi (16/20) ... Oct 20 5K (0/10) = 3rd Place, Women's Senior Division

                              Along for the Ride

                                So sorry for your loss Narsi.


                                She will always be with you in memory. And she has done the greatest thing a mother can do - raised a loving son and was a role model for him and shaped his thinking and life in a positive way. Your mother sounds like an amazing woman!

                                Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.

                                Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.