… Look at my dad’s!
I’ve been doing this #25DaysOfSharing thing on #waywire this month, in which I’m telling a story about a different memory from the year each day for the first 25 days of December.
As I’ve been looking back for memories to share, I found this post.
It still makes me laugh. My dad is hilarious.
No matter how many marathons he does in the future, I don’t ever see him stopping the hilarity. There will always be some event he does that’s super hard, and he will always act like we’re going to die while we’re doing it. He keep the laughter flowing the whole time. I never even notice 13.1 miles go by.
Look at how far he’s come! In January, he visited me in L.A. and did his first 5k. He wore a sweater! (I just took a moment to crack up.)
He was pretty much done moving by the end of the weekend. A couple of months later, we did a 4-miler which went much better.
But he got back up (trained this time), and we did another half marathon together in October – beating our previous time by something like 25 minutes!
Now, my dad is talking about doing his first full marathon. (He’s already said he’ll do the Mohican Marathon in June – through the woods, climbing root walls and things. We have witnesses to verify this!)
I didn’t really notice the progress as it was happening, but it’s fun to look back on it!
Congrats on how far you’ve come, Daddy. I love you so much! I look forward to more races with you in 2013 (and beyond)!