By Ambassador Lindsay McClelland
I’m pretty darn lucky. I have a great relationship with my family and over the last couple of years my relationship with my dad has just gotten stronger. Why? It’s because we run together. When I was in college, we’d run a couple miles together every now and again, but we never had anything to train for and our runs were sporadic. After college, I started taking running more seriously and began running half marathons which quickly led to full marathons.
Last year, I convinced my dad to come check out a Kenyan Way (my running group) long run. I think we ran about nine miles together, but that was enough to get him hooked! Shortly afterwards, he signed up for his first half marathon–the Aramco Houston Half Marathon. My dad had an awesome race and within the next two months, we ran two more half marathons together.