…122 Days Until Race Day
What a strange week this is.
Typically it’s a recovery week anyway, so the running isn’t super long, nor intense. Throw in the Snowdrop Ultra 55 Hour Race & Relay this weekend, and this week’s schedule is even lighter than normal.
Only a scheduled 40 minute run today, so hardly worth introducing another pediatric cancer patient or survivor since the struggle wasn’t even close to real for me today.
All I could think about during my run was the phrase I keep hearing over and over again regarding the deaths of George Michael at 53 years old, and Carrie Fisher at 60 years old.
What’s that phrase I keep hearing?
“And so young too.”
Listen, I get it, the closer I get to those ages, the younger they seem to me too. Heck, my dad died at 63 and I was like, geez, he wasn’t even that old.
All I’ve been singing since the death or George Michael was announced is “Careless Whisper”. I still shed tears when I watch George Michael and Queen do “Somebody To Love” at the Freddie Mercury Tribute concert.
The first movie I EVER remember seeing in the theater was when my dad took my brother and me to the Mark Twain Theater in St. Louis to watch Star Wars. As a 7 year old kid, I was smitten with Princess Leia.
George Michael was born to sing. No doubt about it.
Carrie Fisher was born to play Princess Leia. The 2 are synonymous.
My point is, the kids we help through Snowdrop Foundation and whom I run for, the ones who battle cancer…they truly do die young, REALLY YOUNG, and sadly, we never get to know what they were “born to do” because we don’t have a cure for childhood cancer.
Hopefully 2017 will be a better year for the entertainment world, and HOPEFULLY 2017 will move us one giant step closer to a cure for children’s cancer.
The next two days are off days as I rest up before 100 miles at Snowdrop Ultra 55 Hour Race & Relay, so tomorrow you will get a photo of the course I’ll run in Italy at the 175 mile Ultramilano-Sanremo.