Tag Archives: grief

The solemnity of a dirt nap

A few weeks ago while running at night, I cut across a plowed cornfield to avoid having to turn back through a cul de sac. Having made many such decisions in life, I knew there was a risk of falling, … Continue reading

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Running and riding through anxiety, depression and grief

By Christopher Cudworth A year ago on March 26, 2013, my wife died after 8 years of treatment for ovarian cancer. Notice that I do not mention the word “battle” or “fight” or “struggle” in the context of my wife’s … Continue reading

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A goofball’s guide to grief

By Christopher Cudworth When you lose something in life that really matters to you, grief takes over. The most obvious source of grief is losing a loved one. But there are many types and sources of grief. I maintain it … Continue reading

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Running and riding through grief, both real and imagined

Mental health experts and grief counselors have long advised that grief is an emotional phenomenon with several stages. The classic and operative model is one proposed by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross that states there are 5 stages of grief.  Denial: Helps us … Continue reading

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A tribute to a rider named John.

Last evening the guys in our group ride received the sad news that a longtime rider on Saturday and Sunday mornings had passed away suddenly. The causes are not yet known, but it seems he was simply enjoying using his … Continue reading

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