March 20, 2012

Paquito's Commemorative Run

Today is the 7 year anniversary of Paquito's passing. In commemoration, I will run 20 miles on this 20th of March. I have been training for quite some time to accomplish this without killing over -- I hope. It will probably take me close to 4 hours or so to complete this.

I loaded the audio book Lone Survivor into my iPhone just for this occasion. Now, Paquito was not a US Navy SEAL. However, he too was a US service man from Texas placed in harm's way at a historical moment -- Al Ramadi, Iraq exactly at the 2 year anniversary of the US liberation of Iraq.

All of the stormy weather here in Fort Worth, Texas today should just be sauce for the goose.
My Idea is to try to lap my half marathon route twice today. The news folks claim that there should be a break in the stormy weather in about two hours.

I want to thank my current employers over at Bell Helicopter of Fort Worth for letting me take time off to complete this tribute.

Posted by martinf at March 20, 2012 08:02 AM

ur awesome dad

Posted by: monica at March 20, 2012 04:05 PM

Condolences for your loss 7 years ago. Strength and hope towards living a life, both before and after Paquito's passing, that would make him proud.

Posted by: Jonathan at March 21, 2012 12:03 PM