|My son-in-law, Nate, with his daughter Savannah Grace|
I'll most likely run two marathons in the Fall - the Pocatello Marathon in Idaho in late August, and Indianapolis Monumental in November. Pocatello is still about 14 weeks away, so I might try to fit another one in there in the summer at some point. Plus, I'm thinking about running the Plaza 10K again this year. And I'm sure I'll also have a half marathon here or there as well. But the main event is Indianapolis, where I really want to run under 3 hours for the first time. Tall order ... yes ... bit that's what I'm focused!
The main thing I need to build right now is mileage and endurance. My speed is not too far off, but I've got to get stronger and start logging some mileage again. With all the shorter races in the Spring, I kind of slacked off from the distance. But when I run my fall marathons, I don't want the length of the race to be an issue, only the speed I'm trying to run. So I'll probably end up doing a lot of back to back long runs - they usually help with that.
|Madi & Madi's Dad after the OKC Half Marathon|
What's the secret to a great daughter? It's simple. Every day of her life, no matter what, absolutely 100% make her feel and believe that she is the most important thing in your life. Not a spoiled brat, get anything you want, little diva. No, a true princess that you honor, and respect, and protect with all that you are. It's that simple.
I'm blessed to have a great relationship with both of my kids. They both know how much I love them, and I know they feel the same way. But little girls are interesting. They develop so many inner characteristics from their male role models. Obviously, wonderful young ladies can come from broken homes, or homes where there is not a male figure. But if you're a father, and fortunate enough to have a young lady in your house, treat her with the respect and love she deserves. Cherish every second with her. It will pay off.
My daughter is a beautiful young lady, and will be an even better mother. And Nate will love little Savannah the same way I loved Madison. So anyway ... I somehow turned this post into an episode of The View, so I should probably just say ... have a great holiday, and enjoy your training ... because SUMMER'S HERE!!!
... be great today!