Boston Teammate to Complete 50th Marathon this April in Memory of Her Dad
I lost my dad, Bill Trask, suddenly in 2006 at age 51. My dad had an irregular heartbeat, also known as arrhythmia. He didn’t tell our family about it likely because he didn’t want us all to worry. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to say good-bye to my dad, but he is watching over me every day. My dad is my heart hero. My father ran cross country in college, and I followed in his footsteps. I ran cross country and track throughout middle school, high school, and college. I ran my first marathon in 2008 at the Mount Desert Island Marathon in Maine. Soon after, I decided that I wanted to complete a marathon in every state in memory of my dad. The 2023 Boston Marathon will be my 50th state, I saved the best for last!
My dad was a big believer in acts of kindness and paying it forward. On every trip from Maine to Fenway Park, he would pay for the turnpike tolls for random drivers behind us. He taught me about generosity, courage, kindness, strength, and love. My dad was an avid Red Sox and Boston sports fan. I can’t wait to see the Citgo sign at mile 25! I am beyond grateful to be on Tedy’s Team and to be fulfilling a lifetime goal for an amazing cause. The work of Tedy’s Team is inspirational – supporting stroke survivors and their caregivers while also bringing awareness to the community about the warning signs of stroke and heart disease. Tedy’s Team is a family to me, and it has helped me immensely to have teammates with similar stories.Back to All Blog Posts