|My son's note in July 30, 2005|
My son's note said, "Dad, you have 6.1 more miles. You can do it! I love you." Along with his mom, he did the Progressive Marathon during this event. He is 14 years old now, an avid runner as well.
|My wife's note in July 30, 2005|
My wife was never able to run a 10k easily, nor a half, nor a full marathon with me. She did run a 10k in 2006 but it turned out to be a very difficult one. One month after that 10k, her cancer came back and metastasized.
I ran 19 more marathons in the last 6 years and she and my son gave me their all out support in each of them. This year, my wife's heath rapidly declined until she passed away on March 18th. I skipped 2 marathons I registered for that month. But this time on the 31st of July, I have decided to run the San Francisco Marathon. This is the first race I will be running without her. I will miss her terribly, but I know she will be with me. Like what she told me in her note, I will keep running. I will not rest until I rest in Thee. - Praying Runner.