A Sense of Purpose

A sense of purpose I’m proud to share with my daughters

I was losing my father to Cancer. I turned to running the Boston Marathon in his honor & in support of Cancer Research for lives that could be saved elsewhere.

That’s my father in the “Go Laura” tee, me in the middle, surrounded by family & friends at the finish line. The previous evening we had a small gathering – a precious tender moment when I revealed to him of my upcoming race.

Soon after, it was me, a pair of shoes, and my love for running. Most importantly, it’s a sense of purpose I’m proud to share with my daughters. I ran the Boston Marathon again with my younger daughter Alexa, her first time and personal goal. She wanted us to run it together.

Alexa and I are now running half marathons in all 50 states of the US. Of the 22 so far, Hawaii was special. As we started to the top of the volcano at 5:00 am we experienced the most incredible sunrise and the challenges of a steep inclined path melted away running alongside awe inspiring views. On our run back to the base, approaching the finish line we felt something more beautiful than an accomplishment!


Contributed by: Laura Duplisea | Location : Boston, MA, USA

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