My daad is going to run the Chicago Marathon with me!!!
My daad won an entry to the marathon from Arctic Ease. He even had to create a facebook page to do the contest. Im so proud ;) Arctic Ease makes super cool (no pun intended) wraps. You dont even put them in the freezer or anything. The wraps are like magic!! They are nice post run when I need to ice the calf and move around. And their customer service is wow!!! Go "Arctify" yourself now. Do it!!
Motivation and a birthday tribute:
I am so excited to run with my dad in October!
My dad got me interested in running. I ran my first race at age 9- a 1 mile St Patrick's day event and won my age group! Then I didn't really run again until cross country in high school. I always was inspired by my daad, the runner. I watched him complete a triathlon and many other races.
(Source) High school cross country. 12 years ago?I ran my first marathon with my dad- The 2002 NYC marathon. he beat me by 45 minutes.
I ran my first 1/2 marathon with my dad. The 2003 Las Vegas international half. He beat my time again.
He's pretty fast for an old guy. Lol
I watched him achieve his lifelong goal of qualifying for Boston at the Rock n Roll Arizona 2010. (his best marathon was a 3:04:59 back in the day when the Boston standard for young guys was 2:50 and his 5k pr is a blazing 16:48!!)
I am motivated and inspired.
I wanted him to run Chicago with me this year, but back during registration he was dealing with injuries that almost forced him to drop out of the Boston Marathon. Luckily he was able to overcome those annoyances, finished Boston and is relatively pain free now.
He has been cleaning up the age group hardware in the local 5ks in Florida, with some fast times in that crazy heat. So with 6 weeks to go he is now training for a marathon (Sorry daad, no more AG medals for now!). The playing field is closer to even and I think we will be able to run a slightly sub 4:00 marathon together (for once) in Chicago.
Thanks Daad for inspiring me to run and continue on even when things get tough.
I can't wait to run this race with you!!! (and pig out on BBQ food and good beer afterward)
Happy birthday Daad!!