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There are many kinds of loss

Monday, April 22, 2013

I've been a little bit peppy since the weekend. I got new pants, and it's the first time I've been in a 36 waist in a number of years. Clearly I'm doing something right with my program this year. That's the good kind of loss.

The other kind of loss has been with me since last Saturday, really, when a runner collapsed near the finish line of the 5K I had just completed. He was surrounded very quickly by responders, but could not be revived. I feel for his family members, who were running the race with him.

Then there was Monday, in Boston. Then there was Wednesday, in Texas. Then, the emotional rollercoaster of following the Boston developments through Friday night... Then I came home tonight to find that Richie Havens, who sang at Woodstock, passed away. Richie was one of my musical heroes, I'd seen him a few times and always left feeling something like an electrical charge that stayed with me for days, and comes back simply from recalling the performances.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHERREE66 4/23/2013 12:18PM

    Keep up the good work! I understand how great it feels to put on clothes that haven't fit in years. emoticon

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GWTRIKER 4/22/2013 9:37PM

    Congrats on the pants. How sad about the runner last weekend, and the Boston and Texas losses.

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LJOYCE55 4/22/2013 8:30PM

  Great job on your new waist size - congratulations.

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