Random Thoughts After A Marathon

I ran my second marathon last Sunday.

The so-called “City Of Oaks” marathon goes 10 miles through downtown Raleigh – the “City Of Oaks” – then, it turns onto the new greenway and the pain starts.

It was a fantastic experience.

Here are a handful of random thoughts – four days after the fact.

In no particular order and for no particular reason:

Conversations With A Curious 4-Year-Old

One of the coolest things about being a parent is how every day brings new experiences as children grow.

For our 10-month-old, that means watching him learn about fundamental things like gravity, his reflection, and what things are and are not edible.

For our 4-year-old, that means a seemingly endless – often exhausting – stream of questions.

He wants to understand EVERYTHING. And he has no problem asking and clarifying and rephrasing until his curiosity is satisfied….

Aaaaaaand She’s Walking

As of this past weekend, Kharis is officially toddling around every chance she gets. Apparently taking queues from Jack Sparrow and the T-Rex, she looks a bit drunk, but it’s the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen. Daddy is quite smitten.