4.22.2006

Staying alive

Here I sit itching to be healthy and run. Every time I lie down I have to get up; and when I get up, things in my lungs want to be free. It's not been pretty but I am making headway. I called to see the doc and he said no but phoned in a scrip. I have an antibiotic and I am taking it. I mowed the lawn this morning but felt tired afterwards. So tired I took a nap. Hence the horizontal-vertical account. If I behave the rest of today (do nothing) I will run a distance tomorrow and see if I have any lung capacity to work with.
Meanwhile, I am inspired by Susie's great run today. You will be too.

In contrast to my header there was sad news this week. My boss at my former employer of 23 years died at his desk on Monday. He was 55. He was my peer for most of those 23 years until he became my boss in 2001. I left for a better-paying character-challenging job 18 months ago but kept in touch. The sports world was shocked. The church was packed. The media was all over it with eulogies. A sad loss. A good man and friend to many. Left a 6-year old daughter and wife.
Which reminds me. If any of you are around for my funeral, make sure they play some Tom Petty ("Free Fallin'") in the line up of pre-service tunes.

10 comments:

susie said...

That's shocking, David. I don't know what to say. How sad for his family and friends.
Thanks for the link...it was a great run. I have been in the best mood all day!
Glad you are feeling better.....

21st Century Mom said...

I'm sorry you are still sick and really sorry to hear about your friend and colleague. What a sad, sad, story.

Susan said...

David, that is very sad and very unfortunate, I'm sorry to hear about your friend.

Yeah, Susie's run was inspirational. I hope you are feeling better soon. Take care.

Rae said...

Wow, that's so sad. That would be a terrible way to go (at work).

Hope you feel better soon! Maybe you need to call your kick butt, miracle worker, massage therapist!

Lara said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. How sad and unexpected.

I hope your feel better and get that run you've been yearning for soon!

ShoreTurtle said...

Get well soon...

Mia Goddess said...

I'm sorry, D, that's so sad about your friend. So young, too. Tragic. Feel better soon, I just went through it and it's no fun.

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

So sorry to hear about your friend, David. That's far too young to leave this world.

Hope those lungs clear up soon.

jeff said...

i'm sorry for your loss, david. i hope it brings some new perspective or a great lesson for you.

get well soon!

Bex said...

Oh, wow. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's death. I feel for his family, too. We never know when we'ere going to head out ... makes one (me, for instance) re-evaluate my priorities. I hope you're feeling better, too.