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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Because it was my race as much as it was his. . .

thought I'd share what I posted on my facebook account a couple of hours ago.


Fell down and hurt himself. He gave up at 71km. He's disappointed, but he'll be okay. We'll be okay. We still have each other. There will always be another day, another race and i'll be there for him again and again.

To say I'm proud of him would be an understatement.

To those of you who've been following my update via facebook and instagram, thank you. For everything. For every encouragement, for the kind words, for the virtual hugs and kisses, For everything. You got me through the night.

To say I appreciate your friendship and we're so blessed - that's another understatement.

xoxo

26 comments :

Rebecca said...

I am so sorry to hear he didn't finish like he wanted to. But the fact that he tried, and went so far is so much of an accomplishment! I'm glad you made it too! Lots of love!

Lisa (lisascraps) said...

That would be very tough but a huge accomplishment to get so far.
{hugs}

Jess said...

this pic kills me :( i am so sorry.

hugs!

Diana said...

oh nooooooo
I'm so sorry.
The photo tells it all :-(

Amy Coose said...

Wow, this pic speaks volumes. Glad he wasn't hurt. Hugs to you both.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This photo says it all.... hugs to you both! :):):)

WillieburgScrapper said...

Oh no! Sorry to hear that. It is good to have each other in times like this- hugs to your family.

Mary Jo said...

He should be so very proud despite the fact that he didn't *finish*! Glad he is ok. That you are both ok :)

Deana said...

Big, big hugs, Sasha. And best wishes to your husband that he heals quickly. He'll be running again in no time. It's not about each race... it's about the journey. ;-)

jamie long said...

that is heart breaking! I hope the next race is soon and i hope he is ok from the fall.

Isablabla said...

It's breaking my heart to see him like that... but it's "partie remise" like we say in french...

71 km ...that's a big accomplishment anyway.. I'm proud of you both.....

Hugs...

Sherri said...

oh Sasha, I'm so sorry, for both of you. Poor guy. All that training, all the steps before leading up to that moment, all the hope. I am just so sorry. Thankfully he'll mend, as you've said, and there will indeed be other races. Peace & hugs to both of you.

Denise said...

so sorry to hear about this. That pic just kills me. Hope he can rally!! I am sure he will with you cheering him on.

goldenblind221 said...

It's still a great accomplishment. Not many people can do what both of you do.

Sarah Webb said...

So sorry he couldn't finish! Better to take care of himself and run another day! Doesn't help the disappointment though, does it?

Briana Johnson said...

Aw man, I'm sorry, Sasha! I was thinking about you guys just last night. I'm glad he's got you to pull him through : ) What an accomplishment already, truly.

Margrethe said...

So sorry to read this! :( But that's a long way to run...!

Helen Tilbury said...

Aaaw shame! So sorry!! I can just imagine how disappointed he was but you know it's the best thing in the long run - my son is a great sportsman and plays through the pain when he can and it gives me such a problem - always off to the physios, doing all the rehabilitation exercises with him, it's just not worth it. Good on your hubby for listening to his body!!

ZooL-Tri-Melayu.SG said...

1 word .. Coming from the hospital bed..Fuiyoh + drip..hehehe

Blossom inch said...

sorry to hear that he didn't finish the race. take it easy, there is always next time.

Cheers and hugs

Kim said...

...having a daughter in an elite form of competitive dance connects me to other sport activities that sometimes end in agonizing defeat. not over 'losing' but over self disappointment. setting goals and being unable to achieve them. not being able to overcome obstacles along the way, that are of no control.
YOU BOTH have the most positive outlook on the happenings of this race, that at the end of the day you are both still OK and still have a wonderful group of love and support and encouragement around you...that will be there again for the next time....there will always be a next time. He accomplished more than his distance in his heart and that's what makes him a winner!

HUGS to you all!
x0x0

Sara said...

No matter what the outcome, the important part was that he TRIED. He did GREAT! There will always be another race. {{HUGS}}

Melonie said...

(((HUGS))) to both of you. YOu are so right....there will be other races and his health is what matters most...although I am fully aware of how hard it is to hear that right now.

Mireille said...

oh boy this pic is so touching! Not what he wished for but imho still an AMASING accomplishment!

pakosta said...

I am so sorry, hugs to you both!
tara

Christine said...

Aww, that's such a sad photo, hugs to you, it must be so hard to see him like that. 71 clicks is huge, he still did great