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I'll make you laugh, or break my neck trying. This is usually accomplished with daily bouts of swimming, biking and running. A former "chub-a-holic," I got fit and healthy the good old fashioned way and went from a mid-pack athlete to top age group runner and triathlete. I'm a Writer and USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. I guess that makes me part Tina Fey and part Jillian Michaels. Visit my coaching site at www.fomotraining.com

Sunday, December 14, 2008

One More Reason To Live Life to the Fullest

This was definitely not the post I had planned for today. In the midst of my holiday cheer, lazy Sunday and leisurely bike ride in 78 degree weather today, I learned that a T3 teammate of mine collapsed and died suddenly today during the Dallas White Rock Marathon. Erin was 29. She was married. She was at Mile 21.

No details about the cause have emerged, but it doesn't really matter what caused her tragic death at this moment. The only thing that matters is that a family is grieving and a husband has just suffered the unthinkable. 

The brief article is here.

Be safe out there my friends and continue to live life like it's the first day of your life or the last day.

10 comments:

NAVAL LANGA said...

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triguyjt said...

so sorry..... so sorry

J. Garry Power said...

That is just terrible. I am so sorry.

Dave said...

Really sorry to hear about this. :(

cindy said...

So sorry to hear this...be careful out there.

Viv said...

Oh my Carrie, what tragic news...My prayers will be with their family, Lord knows they need the strength and courage. I am sorry for your loss of a team mate as well.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about this tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with both the T3 family and her immediately family. Bless you all!

Sincerely - Lisa

TrainingtoTri said...

Oh my that is so so tragic. My heart goes out to her loved ones and friends.

Kathy said...

God I hate hearing stories like that. It gives me the shivers as it is so sad and so tragic all at once.

A life cut short is a huge waste and a massive tragedy.

I agree, live life like it might end tomorrow!

ShirleyPerly said...

Just read about this on Jane's blog. Very sorry you lost a teammate.