Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Thanks, Dad!

The other day I was thinking about fitness.

Physical activity has always been a part of my life, not something I was really conscious about. It feels almost biological and I realize why...

THIS is my dad.

I don't remember, but I'm sure I was there.

He is my fitness role model.

My dad has always been active, whether it was running, playing baseball or basketball, or cycling.

There has never been a time in my life that my dad was inactive.

In two months, my dad will turn 60. He gets up every morning and rides his bike. He hikes. He lifts weights. He stays ACTIVE.

Thinking about the great example my dad has been over the years has made me acutely aware of the influence I have on my own children.

I don't have to preach.

I don't have to force.

I just have to move!

Thanks, Dad.

I'm sure you never realized the gift you gave us!

*Dad, I want your shoes. The yellow laces are awesome. *When I run, I look just like this, one knee wrapped. No facial hair, though!


Davis Family Ü said...

Ok, how stinkin cute is your dad. Like father, like daughter. :)

shelenec said...

I love this post my dad passed away 2 years ago last Sept. and he was never active. He worked way to much and it just did his heart in. I am hoping my kids can take mine and Jared example with eating and being active that the cycle in my family life will change for the better. I think it is so important.

Lindsey Wood-Felstead said...

I love this picture of your Dad! What a great example and friend your Dad is to us all!

Wendy said...

This is how I remember Uncle Phil too!! Isnt he cute??

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