As Father’s Day comes to a close, I just want to thank my dad for being such an amazing guy. He taught me so much during my childhood, and he continues to teach me –even though he lives pretty far away. The most important thing I’ve learned from him throughout my 26 years of existence is not to sweat the small stuff. Yes, it may sound trite, but that is my dad. You see, my dad is a very chill and laid back kind of guy. He doesn’t let the minute things in life bother him or stress him out. He is also an intelligent man, always saying, “I know a thing or two about a thing or two.” The truth is though, he knows more than a thing or two about a thing or two.
I have some very fond memories from my childhood about my dad. My fondest is how he would always play the guitar as I sat on the floor enjoying some random toys. Because of this, there is a special spot in my heart for some classic rock/older county-rock songs –they remind me, and always will remind me of my dad. And as I type this I am listening to “Rambling Man” by The Allman brothers. Some more fond memories I have revolve around our numerous camping trips to Utah, Wyoming, and Montana. Whether I am riding in the back of a Bronco enjoying the sights of Yellowstone, sitting in a small boat ‘trolling’ for fish, and of course, I can never forget the ‘Navajo Lake Monster.”
I was fortunate enough to have my parents drive down to Vegas in December to watch me run in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. Truth be told, waiting along side a street in freezing cold weather early in the morning does not sound like fun, but my dad was out there. Nearly my whole family was out there –my mom, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins…it was amazing. Well, as I was near mile 22 I passed my family. I gave high-fives and kept on running. They completely reenergized me with energy and I believe helped me finish the race in my goal time –in less than four hours.
So, dad, this post is for you. I love you more than words. You are the best dad any daughter can ask for.
Now onto usual Sunday business – WEEKLY REHAB
- Monday – 1.5 hours recumbent bike, ice
- Tuesday – CPM machine, sitting and trying to straighten leg, ice
- Wednesday – CPM machine, sitting and trying to straighten leg, ice
- Thursday – CPM machine, sitting and trying to straighten leg, ice
- Friday – CPM machine, sitting and trying to straighten leg, ice
- Saturday – CPM machine, sitting and trying to straighten leg, ice
- Sunday – CPM machine, sitting and trying to straighten leg, ice