Sunday, March 7, 2010
Mister Tristan Gets a Cousin
Welcome to Miss Sophia, born on 4 March! Hopefully she will grow up to become an UltraRunner, like I hope for her sister, Miss Doodybug, and for her cousin, Mister Tristan.
I am so lucky.
Miss Sophia's birthday is also my father's birthday. He's been gone awhile, having passed away at age 66 back in 1989. I know that his physical conditions--heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure--are very strong motivators for me to be athletic. He was old and unhealthy long before his time. I fully expect to still be running ultras when I am 66.
I am so grateful that I gravitated to running in the first place, then graduated to UltraRunning. This sport has helped me keep both my physical and mental health, so I can be there for these little ones.