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Derick Runs His First North American Marathon (April 2018)

Derick Runs His First North American Marathon (April 2018)

Derick had the opportunity to run his first North American Marathon after having successfully run both a full and half marathon during his time in Nepal a few years ago. Here are some pictures and videos from race day.

Many of you have asked about Derick’s gagging issue, which was talked about on one of the show episodes.  Unfortunately, we have not made progress in determining the cause of the issue.  He does still have a few episodes of gagging when running, but it doesn’t prevent him from running.  If you have any suggestions, feel free to contact us here. Thanks everyone!

The photos above are considered the property of the Dillard Family and may only be used with their written permission. Please request permission to use the photos.


  1. Michele Casteel

    Thank you very much Jill in sharing part of your lives with us fans. Great job Derick on your Marathon. Please give a hug to Israel and Sammy. May God continue to bless your family and all of your extended families and friends.

    • Derick & Jill

      Thanks Michele!

  2. Regina Shea

    Congratulations to you Derick for running in the marathon. Jill I will commit to prayer that his gagging issue can be resolved. I know it has to be frustrating to not know why this is happening.

    Also I want to tell you two that I really enjoy coming to your blog and I really appreciate you keeping “troll” comments away. I’ve had some people try to leave nasty comments on my own blog but they are never approved.

    Do you have favorite slow cooker meals you like to prepare?

    • Derick & Jill

      Thanks Regina,
      Yes, I’ve posted a few slow-cooker meals and I’ll continue to post more so keep visiting to see more! -Jill


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