I am a very lucky man – I’ve got an amazing wife and am the father to three wonderful kids. Lylli was born on Halloween in 2008, Gracie was born November 2010 and although she only lived for 17 months, she will remain as much a part of this family as the rest of us, and Mickey Gray, our first son, was born in June of 2012. I’m not going to say that life has gone exactly as I would have wanted, but it is a good life and I am determined to make the best of it.

This blog is an attempt to document my quest to become a dad that my family can be proud of.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Well I did it - sort of -- today was my first day of running -- drove home in the blizzard and found my ipod and put on some clothes - grabbed my dog and headed out in the snow for a very short run -- I only ran a little over a mile, but made sure I ran almost all of it (walk briefly at he beginning and end, but ran the rest -- way further than I thought I could.  I know that's brutal for most folks, but a 9:30 minute mile felt like a good start for me -- my lungs and shins are sore, but I feel good.  I really need to do this thing for my wife and daughter, but mostly for myself -- I'm capable of great things and I'm sick of selling myself short -- this journey is going to be long and very hard for a short middle aged fat guy, but if I can do it, I'll be so proud of myself and just might get healthy along the way - 5K, here I come!  

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