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2011-09-11 8:19 AM

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Subject: 9.11.11....10 years

Hard to imagine it's been 10 years already, those images from the news still so clear today. 

Heading out for a 6 mile run with my pacer buddy and the doggies. 

Good luck racers and all have a wonderful day.



2011-09-11 8:25 AM
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Mind is full of 9/11. Wasn't at the site, but where I live, we're reminded of that day quite often. Today I played 45 minutes of my beloved football, but the indoor kind called futsal.
2011-09-11 8:51 AM
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Blanda - 2011-09-11 10:25 PM Mind is full of 9/11. Wasn't at the site, but where I live, we're reminded of that day quite often. Today I played 45 minutes of my beloved football, but the indoor kind called futsal.

Futsal is HUGE here. (Most place outside the U.S., I'd imagine).

10 years ago I was driving down a mountain with my now-ex and we heard the news of the first plane on the Howard Stern show, of all things. At that point folks thought it was still just a strange and terrible accident.

My dad got on a plane from Indonesia to the U.S. as an emissary of the Indonesian government and moderate Muslim world. They made a special exception for that plane to land at LAX.

I remember how, for a moment, the world said, "We are all Americans." I hope that the best spirits of the tragedy are what we can carry today.

More personally ... I was morbidly obese at the time ... and a drunk and chain-smoker ... amazing what 10 years can do.

Today I hit a 1-hour run and 1:40 ocean swim to cap off a strong week of IM training.

2011-09-11 9:12 AM
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It seems like an eternity ago, actually. So much for time speeding up when you get older. I was in Beijing and it was the first night my new cat slept with me--we'd just nodded off when I got the phone call. The following day was my hardest ever as a teacher--how to discuss this with 9 to 11 year old kids; in both Chinese and English, no less.

Taking it easy today after epic race (report now up) and shocking victory yesterday. Did about 1500m of easy swimming in Vietnam's longest hotel pool. (Yanti, you'da loved it!)

 

2011-09-11 9:22 AM
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Completed my first half marathon yesterday, today I'm going to head in for an easy swim.

That will be my time to reflect on waking up 10 years ago to absolute tragedy only 30 blocks away, and feeling helpless that there was nothing I could do to help.

2011-09-11 9:35 AM
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Hot Runner - 2011-09-11 11:12 PM

It seems like an eternity ago, actually. So much for time speeding up when you get older. I was in Beijing and it was the first night my new cat slept with me--we'd just nodded off when I got the phone call. The following day was my hardest ever as a teacher--how to discuss this with 9 to 11 year old kids; in both Chinese and English, no less.

Taking it easy today after epic race (report now up) and shocking victory yesterday. Did about 1500m of easy swimming in Vietnam's longest hotel pool. (Yanti, you'da loved it!)

 

AWESOME HOT RUNNER SAUCE! Off to read your report ...

There's a 90m pool here but I haven't seen it yet. Hidden gem running the length of a small bungalows hotel complex.



2011-09-11 10:42 AM
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6am I went for a 6 mile run. 9am went to church. Waiting for noon because the rest of the day will be NFL FOOTBALL!
2011-09-11 11:14 AM
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I was traveling from NJ to Boston for business that morning. Flew over NYC around 8:15am. Got off the plane turned off my phone and had half a dozen missed calls from my wife. Was totally shaken when I found out what had happened. It took 3 days to find a way back home. Living in North Central NJ we we fortunate not to lose anyone close to us, but my kids had to cope with the loss of several of their classmates parents. Cannot believe it's 10 years already.

I ran 20 miles this morning. Cooler, drizzly weather, great for running. Watching CNN and napping in a bit.

2011-09-11 11:17 AM
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As an airline pilot, this day 10 years ago had a profound effect on my life. I have been blessed in many ways but will never forget the events of that day. Those who protect and defend our nation are in my prayers daily. I took my eldest son to the flight 93 memorial last week. He is the one who got me to do my first tri. His tri season eneded with the start of practice for his college soccer season.At his request he and his team mates are wearing red, white, and blue tape on their socks for their game today.
2011-09-11 11:55 AM
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it's crazy how I can't remember tons of detail from the past 10 years, but I seem to be able to relive most of that day in my mind as I think about it. 3hr ride and 42min brick run for me today...lots of time to reflect.
2011-09-11 12:08 PM
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Remembering 343 plus 55 today.

9-11, The Forgotten

80 minute trainer ride today.



2011-09-11 2:50 PM
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10 years ago, I was prepping for class. Walked in to teach, and my students told me that a plane had hit the twin towers and they had fallen. I scoffed at them and said, "You've obviously never been to the Twin Towers. They would never fall." Like some of you have said, at first I thought it must have been an accident. Surely no one would fly into the trade center on purpose. I still couldn't believe it, even when I watched the replay over and over and over. I remember sitting in front of the TV with my not yet 1 year old son in my lap and crying, wondering what kind of world there would be for him.

I still can't believe it happened -- even after visiting ground zero -- it is just all unthinkable.

I was driving a lot over the last two days, so I've been listening to NPR, and some of the stories people have are heartbreaking. Humans have such a great capacity for courage and suffering.

I'm sore today from yesterday, but we are going to go for a family bike ride after nap and then I'll go out for a short run after the kids are in bed. I really enjoy running at night.

2011-09-11 3:10 PM
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The memories of that day are so vivid, it could have been yesterday.  I will ALWAYS remember.

Andi

2011-09-11 3:28 PM
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10 years ago, we were at our home school coop and I was teaching a bunch of K-1 kids.  We read "St George and the Dragon" then made a dragon out of cardboard boxes.  I wound up keeping those kids in v=activities for a couple of hours while the other moms and older kids caught the news.

Today, I did my first sprint back post injury.  It was a long road back since last season's gastrocs tear.  Tears of joy for my race....appropriately named Patriot Sprint.

2011-09-11 3:29 PM
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I was driving to work in Northern Virginia when I heard the reports on NPR. By the time I got to my office, I could see the smoke from the Pentagon. I was in shock. We all went home (who could work?), and I planned to run, but could not drag myself from the news coverage of the day. 

For some reason, this 10th anniversary has been very difficult for me. Perhaps last year, I was still in shock from Richard's passing that I didn't really notice. But I have been crying off and on all day today. I read an interview of a woman who had lost her son, and she said, "I am still alive, but I am dead inside." That sums up much of how I feel these days.

I did have a nice 2-hour bike ride this morning. Now, I am watching Richard's beloved Redskins play the Giants. 
2011-09-11 6:24 PM
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TriAya - 2011-09-11 11:51 AM

Blanda - 2011-09-11 10:25 PM Mind is full of 9/11. Wasn't at the site, but where I live, we're reminded of that day quite often. Today I played 45 minutes of my beloved football, but the indoor kind called futsal.

Futsal is HUGE here. (Most place outside the U.S., I'd imagine).

10 years ago I was driving down a mountain with my now-ex and we heard the news of the first plane on the Howard Stern show, of all things. At that point folks thought it was still just a strange and terrible accident.

My dad got on a plane from Indonesia to the U.S. as an emissary of the Indonesian government and moderate Muslim world. They made a special exception for that plane to land at LAX.

I remember how, for a moment, the world said, "We are all Americans." I hope that the best spirits of the tragedy are what we can carry today.

More personally ... I was morbidly obese at the time ... and a drunk and chain-smoker ... amazing what 10 years can do.

Today I hit a 1-hour run and 1:40 ocean swim to cap off a strong week of IM training.

I've heard about futsal being big there! Pretty sure we've had teams get spanked by teams from your neck of the woods.



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2011-09-11 7:01 PM
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My wife and I traveled to Washington DC this week to compete in th Nation's Tri today.  I could not imagine a better place to race today.

10 years ago I was training for my first, and only, marathon, which was the Marine Corps Marathon in Oct. 2001.  Part of the run course ran right towards the huge hole in the Pentagon.

2011-09-11 7:22 PM
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kvesey - 2011-09-11 3:29 PM I was driving to work in Northern Virginia when I heard the reports on NPR. By the time I got to my office, I could see the smoke from the Pentagon. I was in shock. We all went home (who could work?), and I planned to run, but could not drag myself from the news coverage of the day. 

For some reason, this 10th anniversary has been very difficult for me. Perhaps last year, I was still in shock from Richard's passing that I didn't really notice. But I have been crying off and on all day today. I read an interview of a woman who had lost her son, and she said, "I am still alive, but I am dead inside." That sums up much of how I feel these days.

I did have a nice 2-hour bike ride this morning. Now, I am watching Richard's beloved Redskins play the Giants. 

I'm sorry for your recent loss. Some wounds take a very long time to heal.

2011-09-11 7:52 PM
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Did the JEREMY KATZENBERGER MEMORIAL TRIATHLON today at Weatherby Lake, MO.  The event honors one of the local heroes killed in Afghanistan as well as the 10 year anniversary of 9/11.  The weather was perfect, the residents of Weatherby lake are first class.  In years past this event was only open to the residents of the lake but this year they decided to open it up.  They thought maybe 50-60 people would show up.  Actual number was 143!  What a great cause.  After the event was a BBQ but of course, the ceremonial raising of the Flag with the singing of our national anthem.

The course was hilly both run and bike thank goodness it was only a sprint distance, well except for the 1200 yard swim.

2011-09-11 8:33 PM
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 I could retrace every step I took that morning, living in lower Manhattan it was so ghastly and surreal. My mom was in WTC 6 and evacuated... on her walk uptown from the WTC to Grand Central Station where she would take the train home, a shop owner gave her a pair of shoes to wear -somehow she had lost her shoes.  What bothers me every year at this time is the slogan you keep hearing, "never forget", like its some kind of command... I couldn't forget if I wanted to. It took years for me to stop crying on this anniversary, now I choose not to look at those images, turned off the news feed today and played in the park with my two kids that 10 years ago, I could never have imagined in my wildest fantasy having in my life.


2011-09-11 8:49 PM
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Day of rest and remembrance.  And a little crying too even though I was far from the sites.  Felt like I should have done something today, but could barely move.
2011-09-11 10:02 PM
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Went for a short ride today and ended up thinking about 9/11 for most of it.
2011-09-12 8:09 PM
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4 mile run today. Did the 9/11 run to remember 5k then a mile cool down to the car.
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