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Happy Father’s Day

As most people know, I’m very close with my parents.  I’m able to call, text or chat anytime.  My dad has alway been there for me, and I’m lucky to have him there for my family and I.

He drove me the 600+ miles to College and 2000 miles when I moved from Virginia to Texas.

He inspired me to begin running.  My dad has been running far longer than I have and run (and enjoyed) multiple marathons and as well as just about every distance.

Super throwback of 5 years ago to a mud run we did

Super throwback of 5 years ago to a mud run we did

super super throw back to open water swimming (2010 perhaps?)

super super throwback to open water swimming (2010 perhaps?)

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I’m also lucky to have now my father in law, Paul, who is always here for us too.

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My father in law, Paul and I

My father in law, Paul and I

I won’t lie; it is kind of cool to be in a family of runners and dads who run as well.

So thank you to both of my dad’s for everything you’ve done. 
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A Graduation, a Birthday and Father’s Day

My family celebrated a lot this weekend!

Yesterday my brother graduated college. I posted more photos on instagram; but it was a lot of fun to watch his hard work come together.  We could not be more proud of him.

(the once a decade family photo…)

family photo

 

Yesterday was also my mom’ birthday.  My mom and I are extremely close.  We joked around that this was one birthday that could not be repeated!  My mom works extremely hard in everything she does (of course raising us kids, was not easy ;).

I love you mom!

I love you mom!

And of course today is Father’s Day.

It’s nice to be able to celebrate Father’s Day with my dad as well.  My dad and I are also extremely close.

awkward father-daughter dance like we do...

awkward father-daughter dance…

It has been a great and unique weekend.  I my adult life, I cannot spend every holiday and birthday with my parents and family.  This weekend has been such a unique enjoyable experience.

Happy Father’s Day to DadLOLZ

Normally on Sundays I write my training recap.  However today is Father’s Day.  If you have read my blog for more than a day you know I’m extremely close with both my parents and family. 

So Happy Father’s Day to my dad for always supporting me through the best and worst of times.  Thank you supporting me through many life changes, break ups with boys, good changes, bad changes, coming to my swim meets, to my soccer games (LOLZ) and my road races. 

I will now tell you my most embarrassing moment.  (Thank you dad!)

Back in high school I went on multiple college visits.   Dad went to visit all of them with me.  When we went to East Carolina University (which was my second overall pick behind my first SUNY Potsdam).  We were looking at various tables, clubs and majors in a college fair type setting.  We walked around the maze of different booths.  Some gave out free pens, stationary with their logo’s etc.  We happened by the Dance major booth.  I saw a nice pen and I picked it up.  The faculty in charge of the major began to strike up a conversation.  (I was already regretting taking the pen).

The woman asked if I was interested in the dance major.  Before I could even answer dad jumped in (sarcastic as always) and said YES, my daughter loves to dance!  The lady was already thrilled and the conversation went like this:

Lady: Do you have an interest in the dance major?

Dad: YES, my daughter loves to dance!

Lady: Oh really?  What genres are you most interested in?  Ballet, tap, jazz?

Me: Um-

Dad: My daughter likes to go to the teen nights at the nightclub at Peabodies (Down on VA Beach) and do that things do these days and booty shake!

Me: Um, well uh thank you, come on dad.

Dad: What?  I thought you might have a genuine interest.  You took the pen!

It’s funny because intro to Modern Dance was one of my favorite General Education requirements at Potsdam.  I loved that class.

I wish I could tell you that was the only time something of that nature happened but he also did it at a Coast Guard booth on career day and was convinced I was going to go to the Coast Guard.

Thank you for making fun of me when I photograph coffee.

Thank you for making fun of me when I photograph coffee.

Thank you for reading trashy magazines with me.

Thank you for reading trashy magazines with me.

Thank you for being 1 of 50 men to run the Zooma Annapolis half with me.

Thank you for being 1 of 50 men to run the Zooma Annapolis half with me.

 

Thank you for always being there and bringing the LOLZ. 

 

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