Huh? I need more.
He said, "What you've done since you started this whole quest".
He called my running a quest. I like that.
Mr. Miles reminded me that my kids have watched me doing my runs and my races. They see the medals piling up.
My kids have started running, too. They've done a couple of kids fun runs and the Peachtree Jr, which is a 3K option. My oldest and I are going to do The Color Run together in April - his first 5K! That kid's gonna smoke me if I don't rein him in!
I was also advised of something I didn't know. Or maybe I had forgotten. At any rate, Mr. Miles told me that I'm responsible for his running, too. "I was firmly entrenched on the elliptical." He wanted to do some races with me, mainly the world famous Peachtree Road Race 10K. Since then, he splits his time between the elliptical and the treadmill at his office. We've done 3 Peachtrees together and several other races. We've also run 3 ALS runs in memory of his mom. This race was traditionally a 5K but last year I convinced him to bump up to his first 15K with me. He beat me and then swore he wasn't going past a 10K again. Oh, well. I guess inspiration only goes so far.
This whole conversation was pretty touching and humbling. In a house full of boys, it's quite something to be setting the athletic example. It's even better to know that it's being noticed.
Whether you place in your races or are just trying to stay one step ahead of the sag wagon, you can be an inspiration to the most important people in your life. You are planting the seeds of fitness, and I hope your garden blooms beautifully.
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