This past weekend, I took a break from my training and went to visit my parents. I have not seen them in about 6 months, since they last came and visiting me. It was nice. They took me out to all my old restaurants we used to go to.
The highlight was when I got to go running with my Dad. It has been over 3 years since we last ran together. The last time we ran, he was getting ready to train for his half marathon he ran in 2010. We would do 5 miles in a walk run interval.
This time we went out to do 4 miles. My dad is recovering from runners knee, so we went a little slower. It was nice. He kept telling me to go ahead and run faster, but I didn’t mind. I was enjoying running with him again. Maybe one day we will do a race together.
The only thing I didn’t like was his watch. He uses a fancy running watch that beeps when its time to walk and when its time to run. I told him to ditch it and go by feel. Run when his knee feels good and then walk when it doesn’t. We’ll see if he takes my advice.