10 at 13

This morning, I ran the Charlottesville Ten Miler with my new running partner – my 13 year old daughter.  Forgive the fatherly pride, but she was awesome.  When I was 13, I was balking at the 600 yard run that we had to do in gym class for the Presidential Physical Fitness Award (which I never won, by the way).  How I wound up with a daughter who can run a 10 mile race at the age of 13, at a 10:46 pace, I don’t know.  But I’m sure proud of her!


2 Responses to 10 at 13

  1. Jennifer says:

    Congratulations. You have been a good model for her if she actually wants to be a good runner. Perhaps when my kids are 13 we will run…thankfully we have ten years of practice to go.

  2. […] and even run it in a bit of snow.  Last year I ran my slowest time, but it was still one of my favorite races because I ran it with my […]

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