June 22, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

I know I'm a couple days late (I was in Las Vegas - more on that later!), but better late than never, right? I've been pretty blessed when it comes to my dad. I owe most of my my athletic tendencies to him. As soon as I was walking he had me playing soccer and over the years he constantly pushed me to be my best. He came to nearly every game and always supported me, both in sports and in life in general. During high school we admittedly butted heads quite often, probably due to our stubbornness among other similarities : ) But today I am lucky to say I have an amazing relationship with my dad. Not only has he been to 3/4 of my marathons, but he is also my biggest fan. In fact since I started running he's even taken it up himself making it something we can now share together. So thanks dad. Thank you for everything from day one, for teaching me, supporting me, challenging me, respecting me, and always loving me. The front of my father's day card says it perfectly: "The person I am today is thanks to you dad - hopefully you're patting yourself on the back and not sobbing into your hands!" Love you : )
My dad and I at a Thanksgiving 5k - our first race together!
Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there!

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