Saturday, October 6, 2012
Race 13: April 17, 2011 - Kansas Half Marathon in Lawrence
I've been meaning to update this for a while. Now, I no longer remember the details of my 13th race. I blame it on Lupus brain ;) I remember it was a beautiful sunny day, and I had fun looking at the town as I ran through it. But, really, that's all I can recall.
The only hints I have about this trip are photos S. and I took with a crazy-looking Jayhawk statue.
Sadly, this was my last race until today. I went almost a year and a half without completing a race because life just got in the way. My grandfather was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and S. and I used all of our race fee money on gasoline to drive to visit Grandpa and Grandma as often as possible. My grandfather was a strong and sweet man -- he loved running with his dog, delivered meals on wheels to seniors younger than himself, and was still so in love with Grandma. He fought hard, but in January, the cancer finally won. After that, I was admittedly a little depressed. I no longer had the energy nor the strength to run.