Over the Christmas break my daughter started joining me on my runs. I can not express how grateful and elated I am that she started running with me. What a wonderful way to spend time together. We have always had a nice mother/daughter bond, but this has brought us even closer. We have a great time. We laugh, we complain, we sing, we share stories, we teach each other. I even got a lesson in Chemistry on a recent run.
I am so proud of my daughter. While most girls her age would much rather go shopping or spend time texting their friends, my daughter chooses to join her mother on a run. We still like to go shopping, but that is not our regular entertainment.
All my years of running have finally left a positive impression on my daughter. Our actions do leave an impression on our children. I am pleased that my daughter has chosen to emulate the positive ones.
I feel that this is the beginning of a positive lifestyle habit that will carry into my daugher’s adult life. This is one of those moments in life when I can take a step back and say, “yes, I did that and it was something good”.
I feel very fortunate that my daughter became my running buddy. I can’t think of a better running buddy to have and her timing is perfect as the cold weather sets in, it’s much easier to set out on a run with a partner.