Sunday, October 10, 2010

rick the marathonman

at 10:11am this morning, while watching the chicago marathon broadcast and reading over a few blogs i learned that my dear friend rick passed away yesterday. i am in complete disbelief - he wasn't an old fart and he's a runner! runner's are healthy!

rick and i met at the new york marathon, he was concerned for me that morning like he was my own father. we grew as friends over the past two years through our running, blogs and good ol' facebook. he was a wonderful friend (and fellow mets fan) and i miss him incredibly.

run in peace, rick.

(thanks jill, for letting me know)
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27 comments :

  1. Wow. Speechless. A reminder that every day is a gift...

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  2. How sad and shocking! I read his blog from time to time...sorry for all of you who knew him personally.

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  3. Hello… Is always a hard moment to live the knowledge that a friend has gone away for always. And much more when, as in this case you have shared sport races and objectives. I feel much the event. and I send a strong hug to you,

    Carles

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  4. This is such sad news. I enjoyed Rick's blog and comments.

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  5. I'm so sorry. It is a reminder just how short our lives are. I'm glad you're life is richer for having known him. HUGS.

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  6. Sorry to hear for your loss. I am sure that he might be running on white puffy clouds now though. Take care.

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  7. I'm sorry to hear this. Am sending hugs.

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  8. :(

    Oh goodness, I'm so sorry, Lindsay. Reading through his blog, this is hitting home for me in a number of different ways that I won't go into here. My heart is breaking for Rick's family.

    Everybody who can should go give their dad a big hug.

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  9. I'm sorry Lindsay. You actually knew him and it's got to be hard!

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  10. Always scary when another runner goes down running (especially if you knew the person). It's a sobering thought that even though we're (usually) healthy, we can go at any time, without warning. On the other hand, that's life in general. Many, many non-runners die while not running, so let's all run one for Rick :).

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  11. I'm so sorry for your and others' loss. He sounds like a wonderful person that I didn't have the privilege of coming across.

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  12. :(

    Rick was awesome. And I am still shocked.

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  13. Reminds us once again, that every day is a gift.

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  14. I remember Rick speaking so fondly of you and NYC. Hugs.

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  15. I was not a reader of Rick's blog, but I checked it today and he sounds like an amazing guy. A definite loss to the running community.

    Keeping you and Rick's family in my prayers!

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  16. Wow, really sad news. Sorry to hear that.

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  17. Wow. H was only 6 months oder than me. Such sad news.

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  18. Sorry Lindsay, there is always something sad in the air when anybody passes away but this is worse as he was one of us.

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  19. How sad, sorry for the loss of your friend.
    I'm sure he left many good memories and thoughts with lots of folks.

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  20. Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear the news.

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  21. Holy cow... that was shocking to read. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. so sad to read the news about Rick tonight. I remember reading your blog about meeting him in NYC. I was supposed to meet him in Boston, but blundered my meeting with them. Sorry for the loss of our blogger friend.

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  23. Sorry for you and the blogger world Lindsay. I was still just getting to know Rick and understanding his passion for life. But this is why we live life to its fullest.
    I ate some pretzel M&M's today to combat the initial sorrow, I hope you can find a similar path toward healing.

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  24. I am so sorry for the sudden loss of your friend, Lindsey. I went to Rick's blog and read up on his last day. I am assuming his heart gave out on his run and I hope his family and friends take comfort in knowing thatRick died doing what he loved to do. I always say that if I had a choice I would love to cross over on a run!

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  25. This is so sad. I'm sorry you lost a friend.

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  26. I was so sad to hear about Rick as well :( I can't believe it.

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  27. I can't believe it!!! That is such horrible news!

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