A few days after watching the Zack Sobierch video, I found out that a friend of mine, who I had met from my old Team in Training days, in her early 30's, has stage 4 skin cancer. My heart broke for her. She told me today that in addition to the tumor is her abdomen, the melanoma had spread to her lungs. When I found out about her cancer, I couldn't help but think about our mutual friend Joe who had passed away this time last time in a surfing accident. While cancer has nothing to do with a surfing accident, the age of my friends at which these tragic events are happening to them is relevant as I think about this journey we call life. She's in my thoughts every day and every ounce of me hopes that her young spirit and health will pull her through, however bleak her chances are from a statistical stand point.
With every sunrise comes a feeling of promise. Treasure it.