Although he really isn’t “mine”, my Cardio Coach took his own life over a week ago.
It was a shock to realize that someone who encouraged so many people, in a moment of sadness, thought that it would be better not to be in this world anymore.
Most last weekends of the month, a group of fitness friends would do a common workout by my cardio coach. This workout, Press Play, encouraged us to keep reaching for our goals. Not to give up and continue up the hills of life. This last month, I really needed to hear his message again, so I laced up my running shoes and kicked on my treadmill to start my CCPP weekend. It had encouraged me not to give up.
I will miss him. Although I never met him, his voice rings in my ears.