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Run in memory of Dad

Run in memory of Dad

First fathers' day without my Dad. He died in January from pneumonia having suffered a severe spinal injury in November and fighting for 3 months as a quadriplegic.

I wanted to run in memory of him tonight. He was always a fighter, not giving up even when life was hard.

That is how I need to run. I wanted to give up so many times today but smashed my best distance in the 30 minutes and finished with a little tear in my eye thinking about all the time I had spent with my Dad. I hope he would be proud of me.

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I am sure that he would be proud of you. Well done you! Lovely photo.

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He would have been.

Every parent wants to see their offspring fit, well and happy............so you are doing all the right things.

Well done.

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thanks. I want to be all those things for my kids too.

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I am so sorry to hear about your dad. What a brave man. He would definitely be very proud of you xx

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Aww he would most certainly have been proud of you ❤ Today has been a difficult day for lots of us, I'm glad you found a way to mark it and make it meaningful for you 😊 And well done, you're doing great! 🙌👊

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thanks. So many mixed emotions today but wanted to finish on a positive.

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Such a heartfelt post trogdelight! A brilliant run for the best reason ever! You should be so proud of what you’ve achieved. I’m sure your father would be so proud too! 🤗❤️

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Your dad would be just so proud, well done 👍

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Aww what a beautiful tribute to your Dad and also to you for being a fighter. Well done and my condolences to you.x

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Ah, the first Fathers Day without your dad is especially hard but you’ve honoured his memory today. As long as you keep talking about him he’ll be part of your life. Sad for you 😢

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Without a doubt, he would have been exceptionally proud of you and you should be very proud of yourself also, for such a touching post and a beautiful tribute to your Dad.

Respect to you Sir, my thoughts and admiration are with you.

Well done.

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Your Dad would have been so proud of your dedication to him and your running programme. Well done and sorry for your loss x

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Well done. A difficult day, but you dealt with it with great positivity. Sure, your dad would be super proud, as would your kids. 👏🏃🏻‍♂️🏅

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Your dad would have been so proud of you. Glad your run finished on a personal best. Stay strong

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Congratulations! What a lovely tribute to your Dad. He’d definitely have been proud of you. You’ve i inspired me to dedicate my C25K journey to my Dad too. He died 4.5 years ago, but I think of him daily. He was my buddy and I still miss him dearly. Xx

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Well done a really great result - and I agree its not an easy time. My father also died of repeated bouts of pneumonia after 90 days in hospital in mid January this year, a very difficult time - sadly we were never able to get to get him home. I often think of him. WK9R1 and another 5k and a bit this morning - which all being well will be habit going forward. And I've no doubt your father would have been very proud of you as I'm sure mine would have been for me.

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Well done for smashing your distance. Your Dad must have been an amazing Dad, just as it sounds like you are. He would be very proud of you. I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost my Dad to pneumonia too 7 years ago and Fathers Day is always a “toughie” even now.

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What a lovely tribute to your Dad on Fathers Day. Well done I’m sure he would be so proud of you.

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Beautiful. I'm sure your dad was watching over you, saying "well done son" x

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Well done Trogdelight, yes the first Father’s Day is a toughie and I can’t think of a better way to handle it than going for a run . It gives you space to have your own thoughts. 🏃‍♂️

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Very proud.

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I'm sure your dad would be very proud of you. Best wishes.

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No doubt he'd be proud. Very well done to you 🙂

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I’m proud of you, and I don’t even know you, so I’m sure your Dad would be even more proud. Congratulations! :)

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Well done to you and sorry for your loss.I ran The Race for Life 2 weeks a go in memory of my Dad who passed away 10 years ago.,The picture of him in my head kept me going.well done again xc

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I’m certain he’s looking down at you proud as punch. ❤️ My 2nd fathers day without my dad and never gets easier. 🤗 🤗

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My dad has been gone four years now..will always miss him..My dad would think it hilarious that I am doing this..he was fit all of his life as he did a manual factory job. If he wasn't working he was digging the garden growing veggies..and he walked to work and back. He was never overweight and fit as a fiddle. Your dad sounds like he'd be so proud of you for completing your run..🎖️

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