My daughter, my conscience

My daughter, my conscience

I had decided not to run tonight due to having had a b*gger of a day at work, but on arriving home my wonderful, wonderful daughter said "Go on Dad, if you run you know you'll be glad that you did". So I did. Please see photo. I simply don't have the words to tell her how amazing she is (although I promise you all I try every day). She'll be leaving home soon to work in Oxford for a year as a Genetic Technician - I'll be lost without her. Happy running everyone, Steve :)

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  • What an amazing girl - you're gonna miss her. Well done her. Does she run too? Oh, and good time too!

  • She is amazing Buffy, thank you. She is a runner, lithe and leggy, perfect build for a middle distance runner. We don't often run together but she leaves me in her dust once she wants to :)

  • Congratulations on your new PB and on raising such a great daughter :)

  • Lovely post. Lovely daughter. ;):):):)

    Ps Well done on the pb - great job

  • Well, when she's gone remember her wise words ! Great run there...well done.

  • She'll enjoy Oxford - lots of great places to run!

  • Thanks Steve, I'll let her know :)

  • Love it. Great post, great pb.

  • Great run, we'll done. I know how you feel about your daughter. Both of my children have been away studying or working for the last couple of years and the place is pretty quiet without them.

  • Quiet, very quiet!

  • What a lovely post :-)

  • Lovely post and brought a little lump to my throat. My twins are only 3 but they encourage me in their own way too! Keep running.....great time for 5k

  • Well done, Steve! A run like that puts a crappy day into perspective! And it sounds as though you've made rather a good job of fatherhood.... :)

  • That's a very kind thing to say John, thank you.

  • Great time. My daughter left home in September to go to Uni in Nottingham. The reason I took up C25K is because she had been running and I thought it would be something we could do together when she is home. So far I have avoided running with her as I am too slow. I should graduate tonight and she is home next week so maybe a run together will be nice. You will miss her but she sounds a wonderful daughter and she will still be there for you as we all will. :)

  • She is ace PS. I've just got used to having Sophie at home since her graduation :( (She's far too fast for me to run with her - I'm in the same boat as you!)

  • Great time! My twins start college this fall. I dread the empty nest. Sounds like you have a wonderful daughter.

  • Thank you Burgdude, I do! (And an awesome son too, currently away from home doing his PhD).

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