The news and updates came in on Sunday and I still couldn't believe it.
My friend and co-worker Tom Borrelli fell at All-High Stadium while covering a high school football game. He was badly injured, taken to the hospital and now is in critical condition facing major life-changing healthy issues.
It was devastating news. The kind that literally knocks you to the ground. The kind that a good run can't really fix.
But I know that working out and training will go on. It has to. It's part of who I am. While running or biking or swimming, my thoughts will be with Tom -- healing thoughts and comforting thoughts. When I started my journey to the finish line, I received an email from a woman who had lost a sister and decided to train for a triathlon.
We do it, she wrote me, because we can.
It is difficult to live in gratitude every day. We make up stories about our lives, about why they are difficult, why we are stuck or why we can't bring ourselves to make the choices which will make us happy.
Life is too precious, too fragile, to live in stuck. And hopefully the energy of my gratitude, of my movement through my day, will translate over to some healing for Tom.