I need to get back on the blogging train, as I've been slacking in both blogging and blog reading duties.
By way of update... I ran my first 50k race last week. I got done almost 2 hours before I thought I would. It was a great experience, almost spiritual in a way. At one point, I wanted to take a picture (I live tweeted the experience) and tweet it with the simple caption of OMG!! But I was worried that people might think I was in trouble and not simply in total awe at the wonder of the planet on which we live.
Busy week, but it culminated in getting together with a childhood friend. We haven't seen each other since we were 15 and we've had interesting experiences since. I was a great reunion - THANK YOU FACEBOOK! And I was left with a few vivid impressions, which I may blog about later this week.
So that meeting happened yesterday evening. I just found out though, that at the same time, another friend of mine was involved in an incident. Without sharing too many details, after experiencing some marital problems, he opted yesterday to leave this life. In the process of taking his life, he destroyed his families home, as well as the home next door. Thankfully police were able to get his wife, 5 kids and 2 bishops out of the home prior to the explosions. I found out about this an hour ago, and I'm still reeling from the shock. I'm not going to blame his death and the destruction involved on anyone but himself. But with that said, I think religion had a huge role to play in contributing to his mental state which ultimately led to his untimely demise.
It's been an awesome weekend, but just recently it too a morbid turn.