Thursday, 17 September 2009

Looking ahead

Last year at this time I was suffering from taper madness with two back to back half marathons on the calendar.

The Canada Army Run, is this Sunday and is held in downtown Ottawa. The race supports our military troops and recognizes not only their sacrifices but those of their families as well. It is an emotional race, you run with members of our military who are both healthy and those who have been injured in the line of duty keeping our country free from terrorism.

This year will be no different as Master Corporal Jody Mitic will be running his first half marathon as a double amputee. Jody lost both of his legs while leading an elite sniper team for the Royal Canadian Regiment in Afghanistan. (in the photo with Jody is Phil Marsh, eastern regional director of the Running Room).

Also running, Rick Ball will be attempting a world record for a single leg amputee (Rick did not lose his leg in a military skirmish, but due to a motorcycle accident in 1986).

Best wishes and good luck gentlemen, you are true inspirations and role model's to not only the running community but to every single person in Canada and around the free world.

I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to our military troops for your never ending courage in serving our country!!

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

11 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

i 'second' that thank you... wow. very inspiring. :)

Wes said...

ditto. go Teame Canada!!

Marlene said...

I'm sure it will be an emotional day. Wish I could be there!

Wendy said...

Hear! Hear!

B.o.B. said...

Here here! Great post and THANK YOU Troops!

Jess said...

I'll encourage your troops if you make them promise to always be our ally :)

Lily on the Road said...

Thanks Jess,

I just wish I could personally make that promise to you...

Mary Gee said...

Well said. Thanks.

Bluenoser said...

I can't think of a better place to hold that than the Nation's Capital.

-B

Laurel said...

Sounds like an amazing event. And very emotional.

Marci said...

Thank You to our troops!