Running. With Lessons for Rachel.


She started it.

With the taunts. The insults: “Jelly Belly.” “Man Boobs.” “Sad.”

This being Daddy’s Girl.

Daddy’s Creation. I built THAT.

She’s 2x younger. Or better stated, Dad’s 2x older.

And, then, she threw out the bait.

Dad: “Let’s compare daily step counts. Download this App.  Maybe we can get that (pointing to the belly) in better shape.”

So, it has become a Father-Daughter ritual.

Each night, before bedtime, we check our step counts via a text share.

Week 1 was a partial week and a ramp up week – – and her gloating.

Week 2 is the first full week and both sides are in full stride.

She shares her report tonight.  Her steps are shown above – along with her step count each day for the last 7 days.

My response: “Not bad Honey.  🙂

I then reciprocate and send her my daily report. (Below)

The gloating has ceased.

Words, have evaporated.

Her response:

Dad, this is getting out of hand.”

Dad’s Response:

(None. Silence)



Notes: Related Posts: Running Series




  1. No comment.
    Loud. Applause.
    Louder still…

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  2. Are you up for another challenge?

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  3. fabulous David, good for you!
    yes, its getting out of hand….. lol

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  4. Someone is being seriously competitive! But lose you will. The JB will be gone in no time 😇

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  5. Kevin Byrnes says:

    Dad’s always win. Period.

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  6. As parents, we do like to be right! But even better to show them, we still got it!! 😎

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  7. Gloating does feel good.

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  8. That’s an awful lot of management by walking about.

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  9. Looking good, DK. Next up…a 3-minute plank. 😉

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  10. Good for you! So happy to know you’re not at all uber-competitive 😉

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  11. Excellent, Dad. Represent !!! ☺

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  12. Wow! How high will you go?

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  13. bring it. don’t mess with an old (er) pro. )

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  14. The Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree ☺️

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  15. Yay for dad but brava for your daughter, she got you going. :o)

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  16. frankie278 says:

    Awesome, you seem like a really nice dad.

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  17. You certainly respond to a challenge! Good for you!

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