1000 Miles of Memories

2017 journey to run 1000 miles honoring those with Alzheimers and the loving people who care for them.

March 1 – 4, Skunks, Snakes and a Man


  •       5.88  –  Miles Run Today
  •       5.00  –  Miles Run 3/3
  •   212.19  –  Miles Run 2013
  • $425.00  –  $ Raised 2013
  •          27   –  Alzheimer’s Patients/Care Givers Honored

Today’s Memory

Well March has arrived and I’m trying to get back into the swing of this running thing.  Since the journey started in January I’ve had a lot of time to think about how the brain works.  It’s been two weeks since the marathon and I remember finishing it.  I know it was extremely hard.  I see the finisher’s medal hanging in the living room.  But my mind tells me I’ve never run a day in my life.  My body tells me that I’ve never run a day in my life.  Lies, lies, lies.  My daughter, Christina, who has been running for a long time tells me this is normal and she goes through it also.  I hope things change soon.  This doesn’t make sense….

Okay….I’m done whining….Let’s talk about what’s been going on the last few days.

First of all.  During tonight’s run at Town Lake a skunk ran in front of me on the path…stopped…and looked at me.  I froze for a moment and then ran away as fast as I could.  I’m sure I don’t smell that great after a run but that would have been over the top!!

Second.  Yesterday I almost gave up on my run after one half of a mile.  As I mentioned above, it started out as a bad run – like I hadn’t ever trained before.  Luckily Christina called right then, encouraged me and off I went.  I thought maybe a change of scenery in my route might make things better.  This is what I saw on the way back…


Maybe I should stick with my old routes!!

And last but certainly not least…..One of the joys in my life has been being a dad to four wonderful girls.  So many wonderful memories.  But how does my baby Elizabeth (who looks like this in my mind)…….


become such a lovely young woman who is ENGAGED to such a fine young man!!


CONGRATULATIONS Elizabeth and Ryan!!  I am so excited for you as you start this journey to build your own memories together.  You both make me proud….

I’m tearing up…so that’s all for now…

Make it a memorable day!


Consider making a donation for Alzheimer’s research at http://www.crowdrise.com/1000milesofmemories/


3 thoughts on “March 1 – 4, Skunks, Snakes and a Man

  1. Hey Keith ~ thanks for wanting to include my mom, Kay Johnston, to your tribute book.

    (And just think of snakes on your run as an opportunity to develop that gazelle like leap that men look so graceful executing!)

  2. Best wishes to Elizabeth and Ryan – an amazing couple!

    As to the running – maybe it’s the new running shoes that need a little more
    orientation time with the happy feet! Also, with skunks and snakes lurking,
    who can blame them for being extra cautious?!?

  3. Love you, Daddy! You’re the best!

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