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Two Things That Have Nothing To Do With Each Other

By Brisdon @shutuprun

First, I want to know what you thought of this:



I can see the point they were trying to make, but IMHO, done in poor taste.

Moving on.

I first heard about a 96 year old man named Fred on the news last week. Fred entered a song writing contest with lyrics  he wrote for his wife, Lorraine, of 75 years who had recently died. He didn’t win, but his song was recorded for free and has made the top 10 on iTunes. I bet Lorraine didn’t see that one coming!

If you can’t make time to watch the full 10 minutes,
be sure to go to the 6 minute mark where the song begins.

Yeah, stuff like this keeps Kleenex in business.

In this age of technology, busy-ness and bad news, it was such a simple, innocent, and sweet sentiment.  I was reminded how precious it is to share a lengthy history with someone, be it a spouse, a child, a parent, a friend or a sibling. You don’t always know it and recognize it when it is happening, but when the time has gone by, you see the beauty and wish you could do it all over again.

I’d like to tie this to running or fitness, but I don’t really feel like it and there is no obvious connection to me at this moment.

I just liked the video and Fred.

I guess at the “end of the day” (an overused expression I kind of hate, but am using here anyway), all of the training, races, paces, goals and new shoes mean a hell of a lot more with people you love to share it all with. But, then again I was never much of a loner to begin with.

Sweet Lorraine really was fortunate. So am I.


The Pearl Izumi ad. Over the line or just fine?

When was the last time you teared up watching, reading or listening to something? I choked up while doing a moment of silence at 6:46 a.m. (MDT) today and thinking about where I was when it all happened 12 years ago.


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