[8 days. I’m only running 1 super mile today.] October 11, 2015

My dad was always a runner. I can remember his routine of warming up in the living room with old fashioned calisthenics and then disappearing out the side door for a while before returning home drenched in sweat. The running part always seemed so mysterious to me. I wondered what it looked like and what it felt like. I look back and wish I had been curious enough to go out with him. Maybe if I had I wouldn’t have been so intimidated by running until my late 20’s! Maybe we could have shared this thing that now means so much to me and I think meant so much to him.

Boise has this wonderfully vibrant community of active people like nothing I have ever been a part of before. It crosses all ages and is simply a way of life. So not only are my girls watching me run (and bike), but most of their friends and neighbors as well.

The Harrison Classic is the quintessential kids race in Boise. It’s a fall tradition and we’ve been participating with the girls for the last few years. In fact, when Taylor was just 2 years old Will carried her most of the way and they were proud to be the very last finishers! The girls run a little bit more of the mile-long course each year and it makes me proud.

I hope they look back on these years as the beginning of their own love of running. I am certainly happy to share it with them.

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One thought on “Sharing a Love

  1. I really love this one. I’ve been wondering when or if your dad would appear. Didn’t know he was a runner like you. What a nice way to stay connected to him.

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