This post is in reply to Christina's running question challenge here.
Running Question Challenge - Question 1:
What is your favorite running moment?
I have a few favorite running moments, but the one that stands out is my first marathon finish. This was long ago, February 1985, and what makes it so special is that my dad ran the whole race with me. He paced me for a 6min/km run (04:12) and we finished in 04:12:01! It was really special and I know now how privileged I was to have a dad that could do that for me. He was really proud of me and that added something more to the moment.
I've always admired my dad. He ran his 1st marathon in 1983 when he was 52 years old in 03:34:29. I've never been able to beat that. My best is 03:49:27.