Go Daddy Go

I had a special treat this morning; my dad joined me for my morning run! He’s off for the holiday weekend and came out our way to cruise the neighborhood streets with me first thing this morning.

My dad has been a runner for more than 30 years and has definitely played a large part in my own running journey. He runs 5 days a week, rain, snow or sun (like a mail carrier!) on his lunch hour at work. Every. Day.

Up at 5:15 and not expecting my dad until closer to 7:30, I had time for a pre-run breakfast and started my day with a bowl of fruit. From the little bit I got through with the Raw Food Detox Diet yesterday, and Skinny Bitch too, they both advocate eating only fresh fruit at breakfast and until lunch time. (Or vegetable juice too as I see on other blogs, but I haven’t actually gotten that far yet in the book.)

I have a feeling I’m going to be buying the Raw Food Detox Diet. I prefer to borrow books rather than buy them, because most of the time they just end up cluttering up my book shelves to be read again maybe once. But if it’s a book I know I’m going to want to refer to time and time again, I cough up the dough and buy it.

So I felt good this morning with a nice portion of cantaloupe and strawberries.


My dad got here a little early and made me check out this amazing choir before we left. (Don’t pass over that link, come on now. Go watch it! GO! It’s great!)

We set off on what was going to be about a 4+ mile run, but took half a dozen detours and went through neighborhoods I never run through, off the beaten path up and over a muddy trail that lead into construction of new homes, back through town and stopped to admire the plants and flowers at the local garden store, then through the apartment complex that backs up to our house and through the fence that he jimmied open through the cracks because it was latched on our side! The whole thing was hilarious and fabulous!

We did a nice 10 min/mi pace and was shocked to get home and look at my watch to discover we were gone 50 minutes. The time FLEW by. It’s amazing how quickly time goes with a running partner, I need a regular running buddy! At least I’ve got Jillian for when I’m running solo.

Back from our adventure!


Just in time for a Breakfast Cookie Sunrise.


What appeals to me about eating raw is that you make changes gradually and it doesn’t have to be ALL or NOTHING to reap some of the benefits. For right now there’s still room for oatmeal with fruit in my life.

And Keyboard Coffee too.


I’m still psyched to delve further in the world of raw foods and I can’t wait to devour this book over the holiday weekend. I think I see… I see… a juicer just up over the horizon…? Yes, yes, that’s a juicer for sure.


11 Responses

  1. You and your dad are AWESOME! I’m glad you’re enjoying the book – I’ve been using it a lot since I got it a few weeks ago, so definitely buy it! I also see a juicer in my future, but it’s not getting here quickly enough.

  2. Man tell your dad he has some crazy biceps!! Good job on the run and fun to run with dad.

  3. I love the picture of you and your dad!

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Awww….you and your pops are so cute! My dad does tai chi every morning…but he’s such a snoozey professor about explaining it I don’t think I’d ever join him!

  5. you will totally have to let me know how all the rawness goes! i am interested but don’t really have all the means necessary to go there.

    love you and daddio – grandpa weeds is totally ripped!

  6. You and your dad look so cute together in the picture. My dad isn’t a runner, but whenever I go home, he and I always go on 3-mile walks together. It’s our bonding time πŸ™‚ And I totally agree on a running partner. I wish I had one!

  7. What an awesome picture! πŸ˜€ And the run sounds awesome too. I love those types of runs when you can stop and admire flowers and keep running and laughing and just having fun. That’s what makes running such a joy… πŸ˜€

  8. Raw foods always intrigue me, and while I’m not going raw at all, I’m interested in incorporating as much raw food as possible!

    What a nice daughter-daddy run πŸ™‚ I wish my dad would run with me!

  9. Only fresh fruit until lunch time? Why?

    I love the pic of you and your dad! Have a good Fourth!

  10. Whoa! I’m so glad i didn’t pass up that link. That storm simulation was sooooo cool.

    I’m interested to see how the raw food thing goes. It’s great that you can still go on runs with your dad. You two look like you are having the best time!

  11. Awesome father daughter picture!!! You guys are SO CUTE!! If I lived near you I’d be your running partner! πŸ™‚

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