Saturday, December 4, 2010

"I'm a Winner" half-marathon

When my sisters and I were in middle school my Dad decided that it was important that we have high self esteem. So every morning he would wake us up at 5:30am and we would meet outside of our rooms and he would make us yell together, "I'M A WINNER! I'M A WINNER! I'M A WINNER" I'm serious. We really did this. Of course we hated it at the time. We whined and complained, but eventually grew to love it. And I have great memories of it and really feel like it taught me a life-long lesson.
So a few years ago we started the tradition of running a 1/2 marathon on Thanksgiving morning in honor of the old I'm a winner days. My mom even made us all "I'm a WINNER" sweatshirts one year. Ty even got a sweatshirt because he ran the whole thing with no training that year.
So with Betsy on her mission, Heidi in Virginia and everyone else with knee excuses, it was just me and Dad this year. My 54 year old Dad basically dragged me through the run, but was beautiful and fun and I survived.

8 comments:

Karen said...

I am so impressed! You are my hero. And what an awesome dad to wake you up that early! :) I haven't seen you for too long. Can we play a lot when I move down there in a few weeks?

Ali and Andrew Hyde said...

You impress me... Wow, I could never do that!

Heidi said...

Speaking of skinny!!!

Nicole and Abe said...

Your dad is so funny. That is great he made you guys do that! Great job for running the 1/2! Your kids are adorable :)

Tasty Sensations said...

I'm going to start nursing Sadie again.

Tasty Sensations said...

p.s. you forgot the "yeah!" part.

Becky said...

That's awesome!

Meg and Colby said...

That is awesome. You are a winner! I've always thought so:o)