Friday, April 7, 2017

It's Become Our Thing

In high school, I hated to run long distances.  I was an excellent sprinter, and a lazy, unmotivated runner.  Had you told me that in my adult life I would spend huge amounts of time running, I legitimately would have not believed you.

But four kids and a crazy life later, there aren't many physical activities to do that are great workouts that you can squeeze into a 10 minute or 90 minute time frame, having no equipment, no other team-mates or gym buddies, at home or while vacationing quite like running.

It's become my thing.  So imagine my surprise when it became Boo's thing too.  Probably because she saw me doing and probably because every child wants to please their parents and this is a way she thought she could do it.

But now three years in, she's a total convert too.  It's in her blood.  She runs before school and every race I enter, she wants to be right there with me.  She's getting faster than me each year by leaps and bounds.  I can't wait to watch her lifelong love affair with this sport.

It really has become our thing.  And nothing is better than all that time to just talk while running on back country roads with no one but my favorite daughter by my side.

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