Three Generations of Fathers and my Weekly Running Summary

Today is Father’s Day – and I wish the very best to any dads reading, and also the husbands (and fathers) of all the great ladies reading! I don’t know what my family has planned for me, but I know I will get the one gift that I always want and that trumps all others – plenty of love! 🙂

I figured what I would do is walk through a number of pictures of four generations of Andersons … my boys, me, my dad and both of my grandfathers. I have one picture of my great-grandpa Murphy (who really did carry a flask of ‘holy water’) but I wanted to focus on cross-generational aspects. So here we go – starting more than 50 years ago …

My beautiful picture

At my parent’s wedding 1962, my grandmother, aunt Chrissy, mom and Grandpa Dew

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Grandfather Anderson with my dad (on his right), uncle Roger (left), grandmother, and aunt Judy and uncle Dave – from military retirement in 1969

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My dad in 1971 with Karen, me and John

My beautiful picture

The only picture I have of just me and my Grandpa Dew …

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My first communion 1974

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With my grandfather Anderson on my birthday in 1978 … you can practically FEEL the 70s oozing from the page!

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Me and my crew in 2014!

My Running Summary

I have said before I am not a fan of random running recitations, and that definitely includes these. I feel on the one hand like they need more context, and on the other that they are STILL just a list of miles I ran. Yay … zzzzz. This week I’m keeping it short, but next week I will see what I can do.

This week was the first week of Megan’s Abs Challenge, which has been fun and loads of work! As a result I kept my route fairly consistent most of the week (except Wednesday where I changed it up again) so I could get in the Abs work!

This week was my first ‘plank’ – which is really hard to do and sustain … I managed to break 2 minutes by the end of the week … but it is definitely a struggle increasing by 5 seconds each day!

Sunday: 14.5 miles around the airport loop.
Monday: 9.25 miles, Abs, 1:00 plank
Tuesday: 9.25 miles, Abs, 1:13 plank
Wednesday: 10.10 miles, Abs, 1:54 plank
Thursday: 9.25, Abs, 2:06 plank
Friday: 9.25 miles, Abs, 2:11 plank
Saturday 10.5 miles and ‘5 minute abs’ workout

It was another great week – I ran all 7 days for a total of 72.1 miles … and honestly I can feel it! I stopped the Runner’s World Streak – but have run 13 days straight since! Adding the abs has made me more tired and sore – but I am loving it all, though I know I will need a day off soon as I am getting more exhausted!

My pace this week was all over the place, and the weather was warm and wet – the morning temperature was normally about 65 and humid, and I got rained on nearly every day, though most days the heavy stuff stopped before I went out. Only Saturday was cooler – in fact we had a development-wide yard sale and it was only a high of 55 for most of the day! Great for running … but chilly standing there for 7 hours of the yard sale!!

Thanks for all of the awesome comments on the last couple of posts – your insights affirmed for me how great the blogging community and why I do this! I have one more post in the ‘blogging introspection’ series that will come tomorrow, then I will put all of that behind me. Thanks again!

Oh – and I know Laura is running the Manitoba Marathon today, so good luck to her – and also to anyone else racing today, and I hope everyone has a great day whatever your plans!

What do you have planned for Sunday?

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12 thoughts on “Three Generations of Fathers and my Weekly Running Summary

  1. Happy Father’s Day and great photos! Whenever I write a training summary part of me feels like I’m boring everyone and myself to tears, but then I remember that there are times I’ve gotten ideas and inspiration from other peoples training. That mileage is really impressive! I’m at about 40-45 a week and feeling like that’s enough.

    Have a great day 🙂

    • Thanks so much! It has been a great morning with Lisa and the boys, great breakfast … sadly Lisa has to work and our older son has a big paper to finish for tomorrow, so that is about it until dinner 🙂

      I am definitely feeling the mileage this week – I need to actively drop it this week!

      Thanks again – and hope you have a great family day for your husband!

    • I agree – all those oranges and browns … and you can’t see the olive green over the door or the yellow fridge … but a TV in the kitchen? Woohoo we were HAPPENING! 🙂

    • Lisa had to work – which bugged her more than me … because honestly she makes every time we get to spend together special without the need for a ‘Hallmark Holiday’ 🙂 They made the great breakfast I posted on Instagram and dinner and a fresh berry pie … it was great. Both kids had stuff to finish for school, so they were also busy. I got to go for a run, mow the lawn (with a push mower now I like doing it more than with a ride-on tractor), and screen in our gazebo where we ate dinner, and relax a bit … nice day.

    • Haha – no clue but it is very true, and in the picture above there is an Easter Island lava-rock tiki, which were all the rage as well in a bunch of houses of people I knew.

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