For Uncle Lou

2013/03/05 at 10:26 pm | Posted in Exercise, Health, Motivation | Comments Off on For Uncle Lou
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On Friday, I got word that my Uncle Lou had passed away. It wasn’t too surprising considering his health problems as of late but still shocking to know he’s gone.

He was the man who taught me and all of my cousins how to swim and motivated us by throwing coins in my aunt’s swimming pool. He was a mariner who loved to spend days at sea and was also a published author. It was our love for the written word that drew us closer together in his later years.

All of this said, I miss the man and can’t get over the fact that I will never see him again. It’s upsetting and breaks my heart at the same time.

But he will be remembered.

During this Sunday’s Coaster Run, I will have this image affixed to my bib.


I am dedicating my run and medal to the memory of this great man whom I miss dearly.

This one’s for you, Uncle Lou. Thanks for everything.

For more information on his books, visit His final book, Soulsearch(ing), is available for purchase here.

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