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.

If you have lost someone in your life, I offer these words and verse (some Kristy's, some mine and others) with the hope it may touch your heart and help you heal.

Sunday, November 19, 2017


Today you would be forty years old and I can imagine you being here. You would be strong, resilient and brave. You would be compassionate and open. And I hope above all else you would be dancing. You are always with me Kristy, a part of me so deep we shall never escape. I will not spend my life grieving but will go forward with gratitude. I still shed tears but as I hold you in my heart we are smiling at each other at last.