It is 7:32 am. I just received news that Rick, aka Marathonman, has passed away.
I am devastated.
Anyone who read Rick’s blog or was lucky enough to have Rick read theirs, knows this man was amazing. He cherished his wife, kids and his job. And he was a runner. He was such an inspiration- he really loved the people behind the blogs he read. He would always leave me facebook messages kidding with me about the Mets. I am really going to miss Rick’s enthusiasm and dedication to his life. I was supposed to meet him in 2011 at Boston, something I was looking for forward to. I am deeply saddened that this will never happen. Over the past year or so we became more than just two people who blogged. We became friends.
He battled through injuries this year and became a Warrior last month- at the same race I will be running today. So today, I run for Rick!
I hope you are resting (and running) peacefully. My life is better for having known you.