Dear Bob:

by Christina @ The Athletarian on April 13, 2012

I had the pleasure of meeting you back in December.  You were kind, funny, generous, and oh-so-good-looking.  I consider myself lucky to have met one of the most inspiring people in the world.  You and your wife changed my life in ways that I cannot even begin to explain.  Thank you for everything, especially your Tough Love.  I hope there is a nice big gym waiting for you up there, Bob.  I will be reppin’ it out for you today and forever.

Rest in peace Robert Kennedy.

With love,


{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Hayley @ Oat Couture April 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Ohh so sad! :( R.I.P Bob, my thoughts and condolences go out to his family x


2 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile April 13, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Awww so so sad :( rip <3


3 Mimi April 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Beautifully said. You’re right, you’re very lucky to have met him. Thank you for sharing this. xoxo


4 Jenn's Adventures April 13, 2012 at 4:48 pm

What a heartbreaking but beautiful post. What a loss:( Much love & respect to his ‘Ohana


5 Kate @ Run with Kate April 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Oh wow. This is so sad. Thinking of his wonderful wife…


6 Kim April 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Rip bob…I feel like that photo was only taken yesterday and I was reading your giddy post about how you had just met them. I know how much you admire them


7 Elle April 13, 2012 at 6:20 pm

So sorry you have lost a friend and hero. I know how much he meant to you and will continue to inspire and motivate you. Lovely post.


8 Lisa {Smart Food and Fit} April 14, 2012 at 11:43 am

Great heart felt post. My thoughts and prayers to Bob and his family. He truely was a great inspiration to all!


9 Linda April 14, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I still can not believe this! My heart goes out to all of his family and friends. There are so many of us out there whose lives he has touched and changed. His tough love is what we all needed at some point in our lives. He will be truly missed.


10 Julie April 14, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Omg!!!!!! I can’t believe this!!!! I’m so glad I read your blog!!!! So sad :(


11 Olivia April 14, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Such a wonderful man. Will always remember him. My thoughts are really out to Tosca and the rest of his family!


12 Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run April 15, 2012 at 9:57 am

I didn’t even know he had passed away until I read your blog! (I know…that’s sad.)


13 KAlex April 15, 2012 at 10:03 am

beautiful, thank you so much Christina.


14 Felicia April 15, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Beautiful post love. My heart aches for Tosca and her family. He touched the lives of so many <3


15 megan @ muncher cruncher April 15, 2012 at 10:36 pm

WOW. So sad :( I’d like to think that in heaven there is a fabulous and pristine gym with all of the best equipment, awesome jams, massages, and of course, perfectly delicious refueling food ;) A girl can dream right? Love your blog! xoxoxo


16 Ali Mc April 16, 2012 at 8:52 am

Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know him but it seems like he was a nice man and that he’ll be sorely missed xo


17 Jess @ Blonde Ponytail April 17, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Such a huge loss for the fitness industry. Thankfully, Tosca can continue his legacy.


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