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Let’s Hear it for Dads!
It is the flat out God’s honest truth that?I would not be a runner if it weren’t for Dads.
My Dad? He runs with me. We travel together. We train together. We motivate each other. We compete with each other.
… and the Dad I am married to? He holds life together while I am off being a crazy runner.
How it all got started
Many, many years ago I was standing in the bathroom getting ready for work and watching the Today Show. Al Roker had just finished the NYC Half Marathon, so naturally, it was a topic of conversation.
I looked at my husband (who wasn’t a Dad yet) and said: “Geez, if Al Roker can do a half marathon… so could I!”
My sweet, poor, silly husband… what he?should have said was “YES. YES YOU COULD!”
Instead?? He said… “That’s a lot of miles…”
From that point on I was mildly obsessed with running a half marathon.
Honestly, it was still a few years from that bathroom moment when I finally sat down, picked a race, and started to train. I knew if I was going to run a half marathon, I’d want it to be fun.
… enter MY Dad.
We were in the process of moving from Lubbock, Texas to Dallas, Texas – so I was staying at my parents’ house while my husband was still at our home in Lubbock. One night, I went outside and this little convo took place…
Me: Dad, do you want to run a half marathon?
Dad: No, not really.
Me: If I did one, would you do one with me?
Me: So there is a half marathon at Disney… and it’s wine-themed…
Dad: Sign us up!
… and about 20 minutes later we were registered.? And now, we have run?several runDisney races together on both coasts… and this fall my dad will be doing his first Rock n Roll race!
NONE of this would be possible without my husband. First off, because of that little story at the beginning of this post that lit a fire under my butt, but because of his support.
He was my biggest cheerleader when I started running, and then once we had kids and he became a Dad – he became SUPERDAD.
He would take over on Saturday mornings while I was out on long runs, and he would be a solo-parent for many (many) long weekends of travel for me. Hands down, I could not do this without him.
So – here’s to the Dads in my life.
I could not, and would not, do this without them!
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Sarah is a minivan driving, coffee drinking, runDisney running, business owning, Netflix watching, mother of two little girls. She married her big burly husband, Brandon, 8 years ago in a small chapel in Maui. Then she had 2 babies in 2 years – Evelyn and Olivia. She lives way too close to her parents, and her toenails are always painted red.