Eprops to Papa

Today, we have to pause to salute my Papa.

not my Papa!

I mentioned to xangsters, my Papa is presently dealing with prostrate cancer (his surgery for a radical prostatectomy is set for June 12 in London).  


Anyway, yesterday, Papa completed a half-marathon!! My Papa is 69 years old and his time for running 21 kms (13.1 miles) was 2:03:29. As a reference here, my usual time for a half-marathon is like 1:45:00 so – damn – bravo for Papa!


He said:


I was hoping to get under two hours but there were two hills that I decided to walk up, otherwise I would have made it. It was very chilly at the start -3 Celsius but it quickly warmed up. I feel fine now, but I think the idea of a full marathon has disappeared. Just too much training. My running career may be over.”


Papa’s goal was (is?) to run a full marathon when he turns 70 next year. I still hold out hope he will be able to continue and get back on track once his cancer has been beaten.


I don’t know about you, but having a father who is 69 and running half-marathons is truly inspiration.


Love you Papa!

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16 Responses to Eprops to Papa

  1. jasonbasin says:

    What a sweet entry to your pop. All the best to him and for putting all us lazy couch-ridden asses to shame.

  2. Fatcat723 says:

    RYC; Thanks for the quote. I will have to use that sometime.

  3. shirtpuppet says:

    Wow, i’m starting to train haha

  4. Yayyy!  Go PapaAppsScraps!  (hmmm, 2:03 is amazing for anyone! let alone a 70yr old cancer survivor! … wow – gives me a goal to set now)

  5. abcyeung says:

    Hope everything go well to him….

  6. kunhuo42 says:

    wow, that’s amazing!  i hope his surgery goes well!
    ryc: things like this make me think about moving to canada!

  7. whonose says:

    Inspiration? Thats an understatement, I feel bad that all I can do is send 2 eprops!
    Will you be joining him in London?

  8. Anonymous says:

    21k in just over 2 hours??? Your dad is in good shape.. now i’m so ashamed, i don’t think i can run 2k without having a major heart attack!!
    All the best wishes to your father!

  9. YNOTswim says:

    you should ask you dad to run bay to breaksers. http://www.baytobreakers.com/ :) yeah, dress up too…

  10. enRoute says:

    Congrats to him~! That’s truly impressive! All the best for his surgery in June. =)

  11. Len_Q says:

    Wow, that’s impressive!

  12. bennykan says:

    Bravo for your dad! Now I start to feel ashamed of myself as I don’t think I can run faster than you dad. LOL I suck at running.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Tell your dad he’s an inspiration. Btw – my colleague who goes to operas… he told me that the performance of Norma on Sunday afternoon was probably the best opera he has ever seen in his life.

  14. Fatcat723 says:

    Cheers to Papa!! That turly is inspirational.
    RYC: I did not mention it but stress too seems to slow things down or at least make them seem longer.

  15. mattfifer says:

    wow!  congrats to him!!  and good luck for his surgery in June :)

  16. That’s terrific!  Cheers to your dad!

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