Exactly 55 years, to the day, before our race on January 25th, I had my humble(?) beginnings in
Notwithstanding that start, I still have memories of living in
The trip was particularly noteworthy since Emily, Jared and “the boys” joined us. We stayed in some cinder block houses on a beach recreation area– but took advantage of our location to visit the San Diego Zoo and Sea World – and spend an hour or two on the beach behind our houses. It wasn’t really warm enough for much beach time, but we thoroughly enjoyed the zoo and Sea World and the weather cooperated.
As for the race – it was a good one. Probably about 9 of the miles were right along the
Another highlight of the weekend was a visit with a cousin of Karen’s Mom and his wife in
All in all, an excellent, fun weekend and visit and a great race for our 27th State. It was very encouraging to run without the hamstring acting up and if there is any “thoughtful” message in here, it is that we ALL have roots. In large measure – sometimes far more than we acknowledge – they mold who we are and dramatically impact where we are headed. In my case, I can only be thankful for my roots and for family today that reminds me of the importance of those roots into the future.