Thursday, August 21, 2008

MY DAD'S FIRST RACE!!!!

All of you know that since I moved back home, I started a 5K program for my Dad and Aunt. Early in the training my Aunt started to have leg problems and had to quit but my Dad was committed and he was/is doing SO WELL.

We run together about 2 times a week and he goes once by himself and can now do 5K consistently. He averages 42-43 mins and is improving his time almost everytime he goes out. =) I'm definitely very proud of him for keeping at it. So to celebrate his achievement we're going to run the Oasis 5K at the Montreal Marathon on Sunday September 14.

He's pretty excited and already decided we have to wear the same colours shirt to match. My Mom and Aunt are going to come and cheer him on too! And what he wanted the most what to get a medal!

I just wanted to tell everyone how proud I am of my DAD =)

P-S I'm off to Quebec city tomorrow, finally decided to be reasonable and run the 10K... Well, my foot hurts a lot these days so the decision was rather easy. I will be racing this with a good friend of mine coming down from Halifax and we will be wearing 'costumes'.... I'll post pics when I come back!

12 comments:

Marcy said...

Awwwwhhhh how AWESOME is that!! GO DAD!! Whoot! Whoot! You better take lots of pics!

BeachRunner said...

We will be rooting for you and your Dad. Way to go!!

Sarah said...

That is sooo cute! How awesome for him.

TNTcoach Ken said...

We Dads are all so cool. Be careful with that foot.....

Running Knitter said...

That's so great about your dad! Tell him Good Luck for us!

I am running a half marathon with my dad in Dec. It's going to be so much fun. :)

She Who Makes Waves said...

WOW for your Dad! What a nice thing for the both of you!

Have fun on Sunday! I'm curious to know what your costume is!

cindy said...

How awesome about your dad :)

Good luck with your 10K...smart decision.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU I really appreciaite your comments and it will be so great to run with Sonia my preferate trainer

DAD ROGER

Tea said...

Your dad is so cool! And you must be one heck of a coach!

b said...

Great job Sonia training your Dad towards his 1st 5k race :-) Best wishes towards his first running race!

Sonia said...

Thanks everybody =) As you can see my Dad is really excited for his race and I'm very happy to be able to share this moment with him =)

D said...

Congrats, you must really be a good encourager to get your dad to do that! :)