Badwater: Training, Letter From My Son, Thanks, Video, Sats, The Journey
The Grand Canyon, Rim2Rim2Rim
More importantly however, were the accomplishments of those closest to me, my wife and children. I love running and all the benefits it brings to my life. In fact as I have said many times, running has changed my entire family's life in immeasurable ways. But what I enjoy most is standing on the sidelines watching the ones I love accomplish their goals and make their dreams come true. Here are some of the highlights from 2012.
Jared is our 13 year old son and we have watched as he has grown into a caring, intelligent and committed young man. In March he became a Bar-Mitzvah, which in the Jewish religion is the time when young men ceremoniously and hopefully realistically become accountable, being morally and ethically responsible for their own decisions and actions. Don't worry, he won't be leaving home anytime soon but this was a very special day.
|Nothing like a good Hora!|
|Even the dudes in the background are amazed!|
|"Not only do I make on the potty, I am really freaking cute"|
There are a few other events from the year that stand out and I know we will never forget. Many if not all of us were impacted/affected in one way or another by Super Storm Sandy and the murders in Newtown, CT. Despite the devastation and loss of life what I have seen in the aftermath has been nothing short of inspirational. I know it's not perfect, but I am truly moved as our communities have come together in the ultimate sign of strength to support each other and find ways to recover. It gives me hope and makes me want to do something to make our communities better! I think Ann Curry of NBC got it right. In support of the lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Ann proposed performing 26 acts of kindness. Think about the impact if we all do that. 26 acts which will benefit someone else without regard to what that can do for you. Our family is in and will commit to this during 2013!
We were so very fortunate to have Anita in our lives until her passing on May 30, 2012 after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma. Those who follow this blog know how amazing and strong she was. She always had a smile on her face and never had a bad word to say about anything or anyone. Anita was positive energy at its best and is of course one of the primary inspirations behind Just A Mile To Go. She enjoyed every day and believed that all days, even the tough ones, were great.
Peace, Love and Happiness,
Tani, Eric, Jared, Kyle and Isla