Drop everything, let’s do this

When your teen daughters want to go running with you, you drop everything.

This happened two evenings in a row. I am one lucky guy to have daughters who want to spend time with me and want to go running.

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Not running, but spending time together

On Thursday I first took one daughter for a 5k jaunt, then when we got back the other was ready to go. My wife even took up the last leg of the run.

Then on Friday as I was heading out the door it was obvious one of them wanted to accompany me again. So we went 7km on the trails behind the house.

We do a lot more than just run together: camping, hiking, geocaching, snow ball fights and washing dishes.

I’ve got a pretty cool family.

A weekend on the trails

Bowmont park is either a paved pathway full of bikers and walkers or quiet single track trails. I usually choose the unmarked trails to stay away from the crowds. But on these quiet trails you often find a biker, or a dog, or a worried dog owner without a dog. Getting past them can change it up just enough to keep me from zoning out too far.

It was a beautiful day for a run. Conditions couldn’t have been better. And I got it done before it got too hot.

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It was my last longest run before the race so I was glad to get it over with. It surprised me how much I didn’t want to finish this run.

Today lots of people were floating down the river in their rafts, soaking up the sun. I wanted to be with them instead. But I am glad I got through it.

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