Patrick Update #6 (extended version)

Patrick Update #6 (extended version) Dear family and friends, Jana, Lucy, Anja & I want to thank you so much for your continued prayers, meals, donations, thoughts, love and shared perseverance. This has… Continue reading

Patrick Update #6

  Patrick Update #6 (condensed version) Hi family and Friends! Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support. Anja, Lucy, Jana and I are so grateful for each of you!! It… Continue reading

Uncle Larry Kokkonen – a remembrance

  Our Uncle Larry was something special. Someone special. He was truly larger than life. I first met him nearly 20 years ago at Jana’s Medical School graduation from Georgetown, and I was… Continue reading

Halfway, Hope & “The Task”

Hello again Friends & Family, Jana and I hope and pray that you are well, and we give thanks for you! Truly, we are all in a similar race together (though my brain… Continue reading

Running Onward… Pat & Jana Health Update #5

Hi Friends and Family — Here’s our latest update. We are now in the midst of treatment phase. I started chemo and radiation a week ago yesterday, and so we are 8 days… Continue reading

Update #4 – Patrick’s health….

January 16, 2017 Hello Family and Friends, Jana and I wanted to give you an update on my health. Forgive us for being silent for a few weeks. We have been having tests… Continue reading

Day #44: Believe… and RUN!

When was the last time you fell down? I’m talking both literally – you stumbled and tripped and plummeted unable to stop your awkward ballet and ended up on your back on the… Continue reading

Day #16: The Ingredients of Greatness – reposted from January 2013

It has been said that the 2 ingredients for a great runner are hubris and humility. According to Wikipedia, hubris means “extreme pride or arrogance; an overestimation of one’s competence or capabilities.” Humility,… Continue reading

Either You Run the Day…

“Either You Run the Day, Or the Day Runs You.”                                              … Continue reading

Running & Seeing – an update for our friends

Merry Christmas, Family & Friends! I hope that your celebration of history’s greatest gift in Jesus Christ has been as wonderful as ours has been. Our family has been blessed abundantly – over… Continue reading