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RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby HikerCurt » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:57 am

Being a frequent ‘lurker’ on this site I’ve seen many of Rob’s TR and posts. Reading this thread I feel like I’ve gotten to know Rob (and the Brat Pack) as people. What a special young man and group. 14 yrs. ago my 2 year old son died suddenly from meningitis, so I have a glimpse of what Rob’s father and family and friends must now get through. As I lay in bed last night having trouble falling asleep because of this thread and knowing the emptiness and pain that so many people are going through because of Rob’s death brought back the extreme sadness I felt and still feel today. The hole in your heart will never go away, however the experience of knowing and loving this special young man will bring a smile to your face and a change in your life that will last until you see him again. May your friends, family and faith ease your burden and make these upcoming difficult days bearable.

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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby SummitKathy » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:35 am

BenfromtheEast wrote:
The second memory is from the Leadville Trail Marathon this past June.


Would anyone be interested in running this in memory of Rob next year? I have always wanted to do it, and can think of no better reason than this.
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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby metalmountain » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:50 am

SummitKathy wrote:
BenfromtheEast wrote:
The second memory is from the Leadville Trail Marathon this past June.


Would anyone be interested in running this in memory of Rob next year? I have always wanted to do it, and can think of no better reason than this.


I could be down. I bet there are quite a few people around that would take part in this. It would be pretty cool to get a group of us all to go run it.
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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby I Man » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:55 am

metalmountain wrote:
SummitKathy wrote:
BenfromtheEast wrote:
The second memory is from the Leadville Trail Marathon this past June.


Would anyone be interested in running this in memory of Rob next year? I have always wanted to do it, and can think of no better reason than this.


I could be down. I bet there are quite a few people around that would take part in this. It would be pretty cool to get a group of us all to go run it.


I'd be down as well
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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby HarknessHooligans » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:37 am

SummitKathy wrote:Would anyone be interested in running this in memory of Rob next year? I have always wanted to do it, and can think of no better reason than this.


Kathy,

That is a great idea. I'm not sure I'm capable, but I will definitely keep this as an option.... and if not, I will totally come to be your support crew \:D/ !

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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:01 am

"Oxygen is Overrated"

These are the words Rob used before this years Lead Marathon.

I'll be there, running and remembering Rob especially on the flats after Mosquito.
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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby kushrocks » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:06 am

Kathy I love the idea. My knees would never let me run a marathon. But if this happens I will be there cheering everyone running for Rob. Ill have a couple cases cases of Dales for everyone when they finish to help us celebrate as well.

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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby wildlobo71 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:12 am

I love it, too!... I think this could be encouragement to get me at least wogging again... perhaps I could aim for running 1/2 and crying the other... but I'd do it for Jansen.
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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby marie123 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:37 am

Kathy I think that is a really cool idea. I really entertained the idea this year, but the truth is, I pretty much chickened out and was too intimidated. What better way to get motivation than doing it in memory of Rob with a big group. I've never run a marathon, so let all us newbs know the details on what we need to run prior in order to be accepted.

Bill - I can wog and cry with you because I know this will be really hard for me!

Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby metalmountain » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:46 am

marie123 wrote:Kathy I think that is a really cool idea. I really entertained the idea this year, but the truth is, I pretty much chickened out and was too intimidated. What better way to get motivation than doing it in memory of Rob with a big group. I've never run a marathon, so let all us newbs know the details on what we need to run prior in order to be accepted.

Bill - I can wog and cry with you because I know this will be really hard for me!


It wouldn't be a marathon for me without a bit of wogging ;)

We could get a training group together come spring though!
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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby dehrlich101 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:55 am

metalmountain wrote:
SummitKathy wrote:
BenfromtheEast wrote:
The second memory is from the Leadville Trail Marathon this past June.


Would anyone be interested in running this in memory of Rob next year? I have always wanted to do it, and can think of no better reason than this.


I could be down. I bet there are quite a few people around that would take part in this. It would be pretty cool to get a group of us all to go run it.


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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby SummitKathy » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:33 am

I'm so happy to see the positive responses on this idea! Once I see that the Leadville Marathon registration is open for 2013 I will start a separate forum thread on this topic. What a memorable and meaningful experience it will be for so many to Run for Rob (R4R).....I can picture the T-shirts already. We could raise money for the MRA in the process as well if that would be of interest.
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