Monday, March 26, 2012

Remembering Coach Sean

I was shocked to read on Facebook that the founder and creator of Cardio Coach, Sean O'Malley, passed away yesterday. I have mentioned his workouts on this blog before, and the fact is that I will not step foot on a treadmill without one of his workouts. There are 8 of them, and I was hoping for more soon.

Sean has been with me, at least figuratively for so very many workouts. Countless runs on the treadmill. His words of encouragement are awesome for getting you up a hill or getting you through a tough run that you really don't want to do. In fact, there are times that I choose a treadmill workout even on a nice day, just because I know how great of a run I get when I'm working out with Sean.

Even in New York for the marathon, when the going got tough, I thought of Sean, and some of the things that he says during the Cardio Coach workouts and it helped to get me through. I absolutely, 100% credit Sean O'Malley as one of the people who has impacted my running the most. Somehow, there is just no way to "take it easy" when you're doing a Cardio Coach workout. Somehow, Sean's voice just makes you want to go a little harder, or go a little farther.

I'm going to miss you, Sean. I can't believe that there won't be another workout. I can't believe that there won't be someone for me to send a Facebook message to saying "Hey, Sean, you really got me running hard today!" (I've done this a few times). I am thankful that I do have the workouts that I have, and I can continue workout with Sean well into the future.

Thank you for all that you've done for me, and rest in peace.


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