|Father's Day Run 2011|
This race is also dedicated in loving memory of my wife. This is the same race that she ran the last. Back in 2006, she was set to improve her personal best 10k to under an hour. However, she even almost did not finish the race. She complained of difficulty breathing and coughing during the race. A month earlier she was bothered by this coughing that wouldn't go away and dismissed it as a bad allergy. But the runner that she is, she went on to finish the race in 1 hour 14 mins. Later on in the month, after a few visits to the doctor and x-rays, she was told that her cancer came back and has spread to her lungs. More tests later on showed that it has also spread to her liver, bones, and brain. She survived that year and 4 more - fighting and not giving up. We also kept going back to this race every year - and she always went to see me run. Last year's race in 2010 was the last race she could physically able to go with me. But I know, she was with me in spirit this year.
|Father's Day Run 2010|