The messages started slowly, but they have been increasing in number and frequency…
- “Come RUN with us!”
- “We miss you!”
- “Please come Saturday! We miss seeing your smiling face.”
- “Nick… anytime you want to go for an easy three mile run to get you started-up again, just text me. I’m open almost any night.”
My wife has joined in with her own words of concern.
- “You know I don’t care how much you weigh, but all of the dramatic ups and downs with your weight over the past couple of years can’t be good on your heart.”
Tamsin’s comment this morning was the final straw.
As I was getting ready for work, Tamsin was keeping me company and talking about how she was wearing her race shirt like daddy’s as I pulled on my ever tightening jeans. Then she asked, “daddy, are you going to run a marathon today?” I chuckled and told her “not today.”