For those who don't know, my dad was diagnosed with primary myelofibrosis several years ago. Basically, it's a bone marrow disorder that causes a blood cancer. He is on oral chemotherapy meds and manages pretty well on a day-to-day basis. But he fatigues REALLY easily. And he's a runner.
At his fastest, he ran marathons under 3 hours. Dad's goal for this race was to finish under the cut-off time of 3 hours, 4 minutes. Quite a change of pace for him. My and my sister's goal was to help dad reach his goal.
Well, we are happy to report that we did it! It was a PU (Personal Ugly- a term coined by my dad) for all of us, but we finished the only race where we've all run together under our goal time- 2:53:42.
I wish my brain could have taken pictures as we were running along the course... instead, here are the pics from the race photography peeps...
|At the start|
|Lift bridge in the background...I love Duluth...|
|Getting ready for our big finish. One of my favorite pictures.|
|The finish line!!!|
|Three happy finishers!|
|LOVE this picture! If only Dad weren't so tired...|