Friday, November 19, 2010

Kyle's Half Marathon - He Dominated!

Our son-in-law, Kyle, just ran his first half marathon in Nashville, TN this past weekend and did awesome! We are so very proud of him and all the training and planning that went in to this race. His sister and her husband ran in the race as well, and it turned out to be a wonderful weekend celebrating their accomplishment and spending time together. You can read a full re-cap of the events here.

What made it even more special was the fact that unbeknown to us, Kyle ordered "Dominate" t-shirts for all of them to wear. Thanks to Phil Brabbs, this has become a powerful mantra as Ernie battles myeloma. His desire is to dominate his myeloma and as Phil would say, "kick it to the curb!".

Ernie in his dominate t-shirt a couple of months ago!
Kyle looking strong!

Kyle, hydrating and showing how he dominated that race!

Leah (and G-Baby of course!), Kyle, Kerry and Brad, after the race.

"Daddy, this is for you!"
Kyle's IT band flared up around mile 11, and on top of that his right leg started cramping about half a mile from the finish line. BUT he pressed on! He said at one point he looked down at his dominate shirt and thought "A half marathon is nothing compared to what cancer patients go through... I've got this".

Myeloma has been a tough pill to swallow, but having a family that has rallied around Ernie has made all the difference. Many, many thanks to team Guenther/Cress for dominating the Nashville 1/2 marathon...we sure do love you guys!


  1. I love all these pictures! Kyle, what a special thing that you did to order these shirts and run for MM awareness and research! We love you!!!

  2. We had such a great weekend, and the shirts just put the whole experience over the top. I am so blessed to have married a man who loves my dad just as much as I do!