It Was The Last Race He Ever Ran…

While down at Riverside, we also watched papa run his final, ever road race. Papa has been running, well, since forever … probably going on a half century now. Deciding to stop must have been a difficult decision I know. While it would be simple for me; I suspect it was harder for him. This is a man who faithfully records each of his jogs in a little book which notes the distance ran, the weather, the time and occasionally how he was feeling. Papa, you should tally up all those kms and see how many times you’ve run around the world over these 50+ years. Wow!

1) the finishline awaits; 2) the support crew: nephew E, moi, and niece P

The day was perfect and papa had a great run, topping off his years of running with a first place ranking in his age group! Bravo! He’ll now walk with my mom and golf, of course, and can look back on a brilliant running career. You’ve set the bar high papa, but I’ll plan to follow in your path and finish first in the over 80 year old age group and say a little prayer for you as I cross the line. Hugs.

3, 4 & 5) they’re off! …. where’s papa? … there he is!

6) at the finishline and the end of a brilliant career! Congrats Papa!

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6 Responses to It Was The Last Race He Ever Ran…

  1. Fatcat723 says:


  2. CurryPuffy says:

    wow…he’s in such a good shape!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wow…. what an inspiration!

  4. orchidgrass says:

    a running family

  5. kunhuo42 says:

    aww… congrats to your dad! that’s so awesome; i only hope i can still be out there running at his age!

  6. whonose says:

    Wow! He’d give me a run for my money! (No pun intended!)

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