Saturday, January 31, 2009

Who Would Have Ever Thought?

Who would have ever, ever thought that I would have athletic children? I mean, I am about as unathletic as they come...except for my love of my new Wii Fit. But, I really don't know if that would qualify as anything close to athletics.
Both of my girls have turned out to be athletes. And I'm impressed. And, I'm hoping some of their athleticism rubs off on me. I don't think it will. But, anyway, I'm so excited! My youngest daughter, Stacy, signed up last night to run a MARATHON in San Diego in May. So, that makes me excited for two reasons...first, for her, that she's going to do this and second, I get to go to San Diego to cheer her on!

Stacy ran her first half marathon last year and boy, I was so impressed over that. She was never really even interested in running until a few years ago and now it has become her healthy addiciton. And I hope some of it rubs off on me. I don't think it will. Stacy is very faithful when it comes to her training so I know she's going to be ready by May. I told her last night when she called me that it would take me 4 years to prepare for something like that. Not 4 months. She laughed. She thought I was kidding. I wasn't.

So, this morning I learn through the grapevine that Carina and Nick are going to do The Big Climb in March. Yikes. For those of you who don't live near Seattle, let me explain. The Big Climb is sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Last year there were over 5,400 participants that ran, walked, and well, crawled up the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle. That's 69 flights of stairs, 1,311 steps, 788 ft of vertical elevation. I wish I could do it. I don't think I will. But I am so proud that they are.

So, hats off to you my wonderful girls, and Nick...I'm so proud. I wish I could do it. I don't think I will. But I will be there cheering you on...always.

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