Running Enhances More than Your Personal Best
I think running is one of the greatest activities you can do to ensure you have the fitness to be a good father. What I mean by that is that running gives you the stamina, endurance and patience that I believe are required to be the best father.
There is no free ride in running -- you either do the work or you don't -- and that reflects in your running performance. You can't fake being in shape and you definitely can’t fake being a good dad. Both take time, dedication, and energy….but both are so very rewarding.
I always thinking about how running requires work, as I grab my Nathan hydration vest so I can load it up with keys, money, a phone (for either emergencies or to take pictures of the kids), poop bags for the dogs, water, and snacks. Nathan’s vests have pockets for just about everything I need to be on “dad duty.” When the kids were younger, I had diapers, wipes, lovies, etc. in there, now it might be their phones. How times have changed! And Nathan has been there as our boys have grown. Now it’s cool to see them rocking their very own Nathan hydration vests when we hike, run, or go an adventure.