I don't have children … but I suspect the joy I feel at watching my husband over the past 3 years somewhat mirrors that of a parent as they watch a child accomplish something they thought unattainable …
Three years ago, my husband told me that he was toying with the idea of running a full marathon for his 70th birthday … for someone who hadn't even started running until he was 63 … I was impressed, but I must say, not confident …
Then 18 months ago he heard the dreaded words … you have prostate cancer. He was treated in Feb 2013 … and by summer, he had resurrected his dream … only this time … it had a destination attached to it … Paris.
I am pleased to report that on Sunday, April 6th, he ran his first marathon in Paris with 50,000 other souls. Finishing in 4 hours, 16 minutes and 30 seconds. While it was slower than he had hoped, he placed 15th in his age group out of 103 men and was fast enough in his first marathon that he has now qualified to run Boston, New York and/or London marathons in 2015.
Just a reminder … NEVER say never ;-)
Oh … and then we had a fabulous week in Paris and I am sure … will live happily ever after …
More quilts soon!
All the best,