Friday, October 9, 2009

Feeling Lucky

It's been some time since I last wrote. In that time not much has been going on running wise for me. In fact I have not run much at all but that has been OK. It has been a busy 2 weeks for me with lot's of outside stuff going on. First on deck was the busy week of the TCM expo. In case you might not have been down there we ( TC Running ) set up with the R.V. in the expo. Man it was pretty cool and I had so many people say they thought it made a big splash. While the expo is pretty fun there is lot's of pre and post expo prep to do. Then add on top of that Sonya was running the marathon and Evan was once more in the kids race so I was also trying to do my best to help around the house so she did not have to do everything. All in all it worked out. The store had a good expo and Sonya ran a pretty good race. She ran 3:03 but was pretty disappointed since she felt so good thru 22 miles but had a good case of dehydration by the end. I am guessing with the cooler weather she was just coming up a bit short on getting the water down. I think we all forget just because it is not hot you still need lots of water. So better luck next time I guess. I am still very proud of her !!

Now I bet you are thinking what in the world am I feeling lucky about ? Well also during the marathon weekend I lost my Grandma Decker. So what's lucky about that you say. It is that I was lucky enough to have her in my life for 38 years. Grandma was very good to me, I was her "Kurty". She even called me that up till the end. I have always been aware of my luck to have the family I have from my parents, grandparents, brothers and friends. This has never been lost on me and never will be. Just in time like this I think we all look in word and think about things. This just drives home to me more than ever how lucky I am and how much I love my family. My Grandpa Decker made a big impact on me even though he died when I was 5 years old. My grandma had to live 33 long years with out him. I am just happy she is back with him !!! As I ran last night and today I thought of the two of them together and I think it added a hop in my step. Love you Grandma !!!


SteveQ said...

Sorry for your loss. It's nice that the girls are old enough that they'll remember her (my great-grandparents died long before I was born).

I've heard people say that no one had a bigger cheering squad at Twin Cities as Sonya did.

Anonymous said...

Hey Kurt,
I am so sad to hear about your grandma. I still remember her coming to the Edge and both your gmas at races. You were very lucky to have her in your life so long.


rob horton said...

you are very fortunate indeed kurt - very nice post.

Kurt said...

Thanks Guys !!!