Oh, and I cannot forget to mention that The Dude ran the Chicago Half Marathon this past Sunday! Woo-hoo!
He looked awesome. (Though Blogger doesn't like the photos we have so I can't show you.)
This is the third incarnation of the Buster Brown Celebration Fun Run (so named when we were calling Buddy, "Buster"). You can read about how last year's went here and about how we decided to do it here.
Last year I wrote that this was a way to honor our work as parents and to honor our wonderful little boy. But now that we've got a couple of years of this parenting thing under our belt, I would say that it is also about honoring our own needs as individuals. As partners and parents it is wonderful that we can share our passion for running as a family --- but it is essential that we each have something that is "all our own," and running is that way for both of us as well.