Harmon Dobson wrote -
Race Name: 3M Half Marathon in Austin, Texas
Date: January 25th 2015
It all started back in August when I was preparing for the James Ragan Giddy Up Race. I was training for the 10K. Physically, the training was very difficult and it was hard to find time to train and prepare myself. But what made it so much easier was keeping a very special person in my mind the entire time: James Ragan.
When I was out on the road training, I did my best to keep him on my mind. I kept his struggles and the courage he had at the forefront of my thinking. Along with a little breathing... I When I ran the race I knew James was at my side the entire time telling me to "Giddy Up!" A few months after the race had passed I decided to start training for a half marathon. The thought of doing it really scared me. It was that fear that sparked something in my mind. I told myself that if James could have the strength, courage, and bravery to get through the things he did, I could at least run a half marathon. And so the training began.
I believe that every time I'm on the running trail, James is there with me.
He is forever my running buddy.