From the home office in Poughkeepsie
Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile. I’ve been really busy with work. Also, when I’m not working I’m watching the Tour de France — much to my 4.5 year old daughter’s annoyance, “Daddy! Cycling again?!” It’s eating up all my blog writing time.
It’s been an interesting and somewhat boring Tour this year. The stage planning is awkward and it’s forced all the action into the last few days.
I’m two days behind in watching so DON’T email me with comments or predictions! Lance Armstrong already spoiled stage 16 for me by posting the result on his Facebook page.
Okay… enough Tour stuff. What I really wanted to write about is this…
Today I got a very nice email from a reader…
wanted to tell you i ran the SLC 1/2 marathon..finished in 1:48…i don’t run much anymore just do gym classes for an hour a day…so i thought that was okay..
then i took a turn for the worse.
i have never been treated for coninf or even tested for that matter..so i wonder if that is why i can’t get totally better.
i love reading your blog…people say the same thing to me: how do you exercise? even my doc is confused.
it is DETERMINATION…i often thing of lance and all he broke through..those people with just the fibro symptoms of pain and fatigue..who refused to exercise just make me angry. when i have that plus the neuro stuff and still try so hard everyday to beat this through exercise.
anyway, you are a HERO…KEEP UP THE PLAN!
[name withheld by CT]
This email couldn’t have come at a better time. Thanks! While I am NOT a hero by any definition it is nice to know that people appreciate this blog and the effort I put into it. It’s been a particuarly tough week for me. I’ve been powering through dealing with aging/sick Grandfather, a frantic drive to Philly to see my parents because of him, a pile of freelance work, my wife’s even bigger pile of freelance work and shuttling my daughter to and from day camp. It’s been epic.
I am truly thanking Buddah for it being Friday… and for all of you who write and give me encouragement.
Have a great weekend.