Thanksgiving's "with me in spirit" run.
This morning, my daughter, who currently lives in Denver, ran in the city's traditional Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. Knowing that it's also a tradition for me to run on Thanksgiving morning, she asked me to run the event with her, from afar.
Therefore, at 10:15 Denver time and 9:15 locally, we both began our 4 mile runs. It was easy to imagine her lively spirit every step of the way and see her face reflected in the beauty of nature. Strong relationships are like that - you can feel the connection regardless of where you happen to be physically.
It's a run that will remain with me for a long time - mainly because she too recognizes that our bond is strong enough to transcend the miles. Hopefully, we'll be really running together next Thanksgiving day, but today, we shared a wonderful "with me in sprit run."
Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you're able to share it with the ones you love.
Here's daughter Kelsea - and her boyfriend - both big Broncos Fans!