It's been almost one year since our grandma "GG" died suddenly from cancer on July 16, 2012. I'm grateful that I continued to run through my grief. I'm also grateful I could run with Team Lemon to support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.
I'm in the process of writing a post on the subject of running through grief. If running has helped you cope with grief and you are willing to share your story, please comment below. All comments must be approved before they are published, so if you'd prefer to keep your comment private, just let me know and it won't be published.
Grief is not the process of forgetting.
Grief is the process of remembering,
with less pain and more joy.
One step at a time...
I began running seriously after the end of a long term relationship. I needed to do something new for me that could help me in my new scary life alone. I cried when I ran the first few months, but soon after ran race after race and felt awesome about what I was doing. Almost two years later, I'm running my first 1/2 this weekend and have a new wonderful relationship (and running partner!).
I still think about my Dad all the time. He died suddenly from Lung Cancer on September 14,2012 (4 days after being diagnosed). I think of him often during my training runs. I knew he was proud that I had started running in 2011. He would call me after every race to see how I did. A few times during my recent races I had a moment where I felt "connected" to him. Almost like he was with me. I could feel his strength through me. It only lasts a few moments but it carries me through to the Finish Line.
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