Well, as a teenager I said some pretty stupid things (like most every teenager I know). But one of the things I said that was the most foolish was I use to tell my dad, "You are not a runner you are just someone that runs." What an idiot I was, but hey I was 16 what did I know?
I can tell you this man is a runner! He has the war stories and the scars and callouses to prove it! As I have begun my running journey I have begun to realize just how tough being a runner is. As I train for my first half marathon I realize how mentally strong, as well as physically strong one has to be to endure this type of event. These are all qualities my dad possesses. He is not just mentally and physically strong though. He is a man of character, a man I look up to, a man who has given his life to what he believes in.
I have always been told I look just like my dad, I sure hope one day people will say, you are a person of great character and quality just like your dad too...and oh yeah you are also a runner just like him! I love you dad! Happy 64th Birthday!