I've been summoned north by a family tragedy. My brother passed away unexpectedly yesterday, so I've been making arrangements to be away from work and my life here in Texas. It is surreal, to say the least, dealing with the mundane details of work and travel in the midst of so much grief.
In the last 24 hours, there has been a tremendous outpouring of love, support, and kindness toward me and my family. It's almost too much. I am absolutely humbled, moved to tears by all the compassion. I certainly feel less alone, even as I am still a thousand miles away from my family.
I'm not sure when I'll be back, but until then, be well and happy running. If you happen to think of me, send a little love my way and I'm sure I'll feel it. It's going to be chilly in Michigan this week, so your good thoughts and cheer will surely warm my heart.