1000 Miles of Memories

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

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April 24 – 25, 2013 Remembering Big Tex

  •        3.75  –  Miles Run Today
  •   313.63  –  Miles Run 2013
  • $575.00  –  $ Raised 2013
  •          28   –  Alzheimer’s Patients/Care Givers Honored

Today’s Memory

Countdown to the inaugural GE Irving Marathon – 2 days!!  I’m kind of jealous of Christina and Ashley who are running the full marathon but I just haven’t recovered enough from Austin to train properly.  I’ll be cheering them on after I finish the half!!

Had a nice run after work this evening.  Does anyone know what it means when a fox crosses your path?  I had a quick encounter with one about mile three.  He ran across the trail, stopped at the edge of the brush, looked me in the eyes then ran away.  Has to be good luck…right???

A couple of weeks ago on a Thursday night, daughter Ashley came to me with what she considered was a brilliant idea.  Two days later we were running a half marathon.  The Big D Marathon started at Fair Park in Dallas, wound around White Rock Lake and finished through some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in town.  I had the opportunity to discuss the need for Alzheimer’s awareness and research with several people which was heart warming.  One runner was a physician who thanked me for remembering care givers.  We had a nice conversation and then he raced on ahead.

So,,, Ashley was right….running another half marathon was a brilliant idea….except for two things.  The first was that I was spit on twice!!  What is it with Texas runners??  No one in Florida spit on me!!  The second issue was the horrifying memory of the last time I was at Fair Park during the Texas State Fair.  This is what happened:

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Such a shame…..rumor has it that Tex will be rebuilt even bigger this fall….he just won’t be the same….

Make it a memorable day!


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