The other thing that happened this week is I removed myself from the board of the new Triathlon Club some friends and I were trying to put together. It was a tough decision for me but I felt as though by offering my opinion I was complicating things. So, simple solution, step away before making enemies of people I have called friends. Sometimes these things go like this. I feel I had a lot to offer and am saddened I won't be contributing. I'll join the club and support their efforts.
On Tuesday there was a horrible crash in Naples . A UPS driver was killed. The person driving the bucket truck that pushed the UPS truck into the path of an oncoming propane truck, is my neighbor. The UPS driver left behind a wife, a 12 year old son and 10 year old daughter. He was 43. My neighbor works for Time Warner and although he was uninjured, I have not seen him since. What a tragedy. It was stated in the news that the police suspected he was "distracted". If this was the case I believe he'll be facing some charges. That's nothing compared to the burden he'll carry for taking a life. I have no idea what to say or do. I will stop by soon to offer our support. I also have stopped texting and reading e-mails on my Blackberry while driving. This could have been me.
My stepson is home from college for the holidays. I drove to Manchester to pick him up on Wednesday. He is 19 and has a lot of maturing to do. I'm sure the same could be said about me at that age. He is a good kid and we wish we had more time with him. Bailey sure loves to see him.
So tomorrow morning at 6am I'll get on my bike/trainer and I'll crawl into a world I know will be the same it was when left it on Thursday night. I have six friends coming to work out with me and share some laughs, talk some trash. It will be the perfect end to what has been an odd week.
Head down and pushin'