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Race Day Update
Oct 27, 2013 by Lloyd Taylor Harris

The Chicago Marathon is over and the results are posted.

Bib #9252

Chip Time 4:19:37

We enjoyed perfect running weather, great crowd support and had a great weekend exploring the city. Harras Zaid who ran with me finished within seconds of the 3 hour mark and qualified for Boston.

I want to send out a big thanks to everyone that supported the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in dad's memory. It means a lot to know that so many people miss and remember him. Hopefully our efforts will improve the outcomes for others that are diagnosed with blood cancers in the future.

Update 10-3-2013
Oct 03, 2013 by Lloyd Taylor Harris

Race numbers were just assigned. I start in Corral C and will you can track my progress on race day with bib number 9252. 10 days and counting...

If you want to download a map of the course use this link: Course Map

Update 10-1-2013
Oct 01, 2013 by Lloyd Taylor Harris

The race is just under 2 weeks away and the long term weather forecast looks like we have perfect running weather in Chicago.

A few minor training injuries have kept my long runs shorter than I would have liked but I am pain free and excited to tackle my first marathon. My longest run to date is 15 miles so all I need to do is tack on 11.2 short miles and I am set.

From now until race day I am focusing on short to mid distance runs and eating healthy.

Update 9-5-2013
Sep 05, 2013 by Lloyd Taylor Harris

The weather is finally cool enough to run with Sierra the dog in the mornings. Once she gets back in shape she can easily handle the Red, White, and Blue trails at Percy Warner Park. We got up early and ran the 4.5 mile Red loop today. Fall is almost here and just in time to have my running buddy join in on the last 5 weeks of training for the race.

Photo of Sierra at PWP taken by Harras Zaid last October.

Update 9-3-2013
Sep 05, 2013 by Lloyd Taylor Harris

It has been a few months since the last update - sorry to keep everyone in the dark.

I don't have a race number yet but I will be starting in Corral C and running as "Taylor Harris". When we get closer to race time I will post the number. (Taylor's my middle name).

I am working to balance getting enough miles per week while staying injury free over the next 40 days.

2 weekends ago I ran my longest run to date at 15 miles. Catherine joined in for the last 5 which was a lot of fun.

I recently bought a new pair of Asics Gel-Lyte33 2 shoes that feel great. For a mid-foot strike shoe with low heel drop it seems to be a good choice with lots of cushion.

Mom is doing well in North Carolina which I know is what everyone wants to know. This year has been hard for everyone but it seems like we are all adjusting.

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Supporter Comments

    "Taylor, run fast!"

    Bob Agnew

    Thu Oct 10 12:57:49 EDT 2013

    "For each mile I ran in the Ironman Louisville yesterday, in support of Team Harris and Lloyd Senior. With love -- Harras"

    Harras Zaid

    Tue Aug 27 12:23:14 EDT 2013

    "Taylor, We are proud to support you and LLS as you honor your Dad. The Stimson's"

    C.J. Stimson

    Mon Aug 26 10:18:58 EDT 2013

    "Run for "THE MAN" and the cause. Mary and Dave Dunham"

    Mary and Dave Dunham

    Sat Aug 17 10:18:58 EDT 2013

    "Taylor, In honor of your wonderful dad and family. Have a strong run! Christi and Gary McIlmoyle "

    Christine Dunham

    Fri Jun 21 04:35:28 EDT 2013

    "Proud to support you, Team in Training and LLS. Wishing you a successful training and may the wind be at your back on race day."

    Sherri Vaughan

    Sun Jun 02 05:08:05 EDT 2013

    "The world was a better place with Lloyd Harris in it!"

    Mary A Williams

    Wed May 22 08:50:39 EDT 2013

    "Our family is so proud of your efforts to raise awareness of this disease by running this marathon. Your dad was a special person and wonderful friend - not to mention a damn, good Veterinarian - and will be greatly missed by us and all of our animals. Love, Susan and Johnny"

    Susan and Johnny Stevenson

    Mon May 20 10:54:23 EDT 2013

    "Great Job Taylor! Our thoughts & prayers go with you as you honor your wonderful dad. Beth Ward"

    Beth Ward

    Wed May 15 01:04:26 EDT 2013

    "Dear Taylor & Catherine, We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. What a lovely way to honor your father. Best of luck at the marathon! Love, Joe & Virginia "


    Mon May 13 04:55:59 EDT 2013

    "Running the Nashville Marathon tomorrow in support of Team Harris and the LLS."

    Harras Zaid

    Fri Apr 26 09:44:10 EDT 2013

    "Dr. Harris will be greatly missed. He was a wonderful Veterinarian and mentor. We will miss his jokes, silly voices and most of all the way he motivated us all each and every day to focus on pet care and making a difference. "

    Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital

    Fri Apr 26 10:43:56 EDT 2013

    "We will miss Lloyd...a wonderful person and good friend. Our deepest sympathy to his family. May God bless you all. Joe and Susie "

    Joe and Susie Henderson

    Fri Apr 26 09:00:53 EDT 2013

    "Dr. Harris was the first Vet I saw in Jacksonville, NC in 1982. He was a wonderful man and vet. He will be missed."

    Katherine Hensley Williams

    Thu Apr 25 10:28:23 EDT 2013

    "We will miss you at Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital. Allen and Kathy Williams (Bella and Lilly)"

    Kathy Williams

    Tue Apr 23 08:12:51 EDT 2013

    "to Lloyd and Taylor ~ father and son... are such fun. relationship of love, surely inspired from above. life has given you a fight, but with God you have the might! our strong prayers will not diminish, until the races you both finish!"

    Frank & Helen Cizerle

    Wed Apr 17 11:52:18 EDT 2013

    "We are very pleased to support your efforts in the fight against Lymphoma. We are proud of you Taylor. Good luck! Joe & Ellen Croft"

    Joe & Ellen Croft

    Tue Apr 16 05:19:44 EDT 2013

    "Your family has our prayers every day! Dean and Barbara"

    Dean and Barbara Drinkard

    Tue Apr 16 03:27:37 EDT 2013

    " We are so proud of your effort to raise awareness of this disease and to find a cure in honor of your dad. We are pulling for you and send much love! Elizabeth and Mat"

    Elizabeth Raymond

    Mon Apr 08 09:45:05 EDT 2013

    "Good luck to you, Taylor, and hope the cure is right around the bend."

    Janie and Walker

    Thu Mar 21 11:00:07 EDT 2013

    "Thinking of and praying for your family... Chris & Robyn Barbour"


    Wed Mar 20 03:39:11 EDT 2013

    "Way to GO Taylor! Lots of love to you and your family, especially your dad!"

    Sarah Morris Brower

    Wed Mar 20 03:07:19 EDT 2013

    "Keep up the good fight!"

    Robert and Rebecca Harris

    Wed Mar 20 02:42:23 EDT 2013

    "with love and admiration!"

    Harras Zaid

    Tue Mar 19 10:11:07 EDT 2013

    "We are proud of how hard you are fighting against the Lymphoma. Keep up the effort. Taylor and Catherine"

    Taylor Harris

    Tue Mar 19 01:59:39 EDT 2013

    "We are honored to have known your dad and very fortunate that Rebecca is in such a loving family. Best to you for participating in this run for a cure. Fondly, David and Judie Ashworth"

    David and Judie Ashworth

    Sat Oct 12 02:20:55 EDT 2013

    "I enjoyed meeting the Harris parents during their stay in Houston."

    Paul Burgan

    Fri Oct 11 11:17:25 EDT 2013

    "Taylor, Thanks for your great efforts in support of your father. Love, Barbara and Joe"

    Joseph Jamison

    Wed Oct 09 01:42:13 EDT 2013

    "We join in honoring Lloyd Harris. Love, Nancy and George McKee"

    Nancy McKee

    Fri Sep 20 01:11:27 EDT 2013

    "Taylor, we are so proud of you and your diligence in training for and participating in this important event! What a wonderful way to honor your dad and, hopefully, help insure a cure for others. Although we won't be in Chicago we support your effort and will be cheering for you here! Love, Becky and Steve Bartley"

    Steve and Becky Bartley

    Fri Sep 06 12:06:00 EDT 2013

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