I was running a 10 mile race at the start of fall. The weather was perfect and the Chicago Lake Front was glowing. I was talking to Dave (the voice of all Chicago races) before the race. When I was talking with Dave I mentioned the last time I ran the Chicago Marathon was with Bob, a patient who became a friend and inspiration to me. While I had not said this to Dave he told me that it sounds like this man had a big impact on me. Bob did. To this day when I am having a tough run or tough day I will think about Bob and it will give me that extra push to break through the walls that life puts before us. During this run, I thought about all the marathons Bob and I discussed. He always mentioned he loved Chicago Marathon but Bug Sur was his favorite of all time.
This upcoming year, I am lucky enough to be able to run Big Sur! While running this gorgeous sunny, brisk fall day I decided I would run Big Sur in memory of Bob and fundraise as much money as I can.
Each day, 500 people will be diagnosed with a brain tumor. Money raised will provide critical funding for brain tumor research and for supportive patient care.
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