"I run to hang to out with my Dad. At least that’s how it started.
My dad was a big track star in college. In middle school I naturally did the track thing. I was fairly good and continued in high school. What made it fun is that my dad would come to all my track meets...Since that 2-3 mile run was something I could hang with, I started to occasionally join my dad on a weekend run. I couldn’t tell you how often that occurred but I definitely have those memories. Coming home from college as well as afterwards (when now I ran much further distances) it was great joining my dad for a run. It was our little time to chat, something that would never happen otherwise. In fact, I’d stay up late hanging out with my mom and then wake up super early to have special Dad time. Man, I’d go home after those visits so sleepy.
So it was my dad who inadvertently taught me about discipline and a love of running. Make a workout plan and stick with it. Rain? Snow? It doesn’t make a difference. For as long as I can remember he was out there running every morning. No excuses.
Thanks, Dad, for that great habit!
Run to be fit. Enjoy running. Push yourself. No excuses.
Now I hope to pass that along to my little girls."