I'm not a runner - just a mom trying to deal with the death of her daughter. Kristy was a multi-talented woman and a professional athlete. Running helps me to feel her presence. And it offers a little peace. - Kristy's mom
The following entries (from beginning runner to half marathon finisher) represents a continuing journey of tremendous grief and sorrow, and of transformation - largely through the therapeutic power of running. The sorrow that has broken my heart open wide has in time allowed me to experience the beauty of being in the present moment. And of course, without the support of family and friends to guide me, I would not have made it this far.
"Finished in Beauty" one of Kristy's favorite paintings
Wide shoulders Thick legs Veins that have been a beacon He says it is his vision that is good He says I am his girlfriend He asked if it hurt I bit his cheek I show him my pallor My softening legs He lowers his eyes. My wine glass remained full as I drank.