Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts. It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I am writing this post to let you all know that my friend and running teammate, Stephanie, passed away early this morning with her family by her side.
My deepest condolences to her family, friends, and also those of us in her MIT family. We love you Stephanie and we will miss you terribly. May you rest in peace, no longer suffering.
While it won’t be the same without you in our group, I know we will find your encouraging, loving, and patient spirit running “on the trails” on Saturday mornings.
When I am struggling and look behind me, I will see you smiling and waving to keep going strong. When I am struggling, I will remember you running back to me and telling me “it doesn’t matter how fast you get there, just that you do.” When I have to walk and feel bad about it, I will remember you taking time out of your workout to walk with me. I remember laughing with you on the trails. I remember the times you invited me to breakfast, and I wish I would have gone all of those times now. I remember October when we ran the half together – our last race together. I am so thankful we have that picture of us in the ballroom beforehand. I remember looking forward to running this MIT season with you and I am sad that we did not get that chance.
I will miss you, friend. May you find peace in Heaven and may your family and friends find peace that you are no longer suffering, but had touched so many lives, here on earth.
Until the next mile marker,