The 27th rose is for the .2 miles in loving memory of my wife. I laid her rose down on the finish line. Soon after the race I drove to the cemetery to hang my medal around her, like she always liked it.
It was a fitting culmination to my race praying for the 26 women in my list and offering a rose and a mile of prayer for each of them. I felt blessed to carry the rose with each of their names on it and laying it down on every mile marker. It was a tough run, but it is nothing compared to what these courageous women have to go through to survive. It is truly my honor to run and pray for each of them.