It's a very slow process - two steps forward, one step back - but I'm inching in the right direction. - Rob Reiner

February 21, 2011

My Step Daughter is a Rock Star

My step-daughter Madi is a ROCK STAR!!!  I know alot of you follow my husband's blog - 50 after 40, so you've heard alot about Madi.  She really only started running a few months ago, but she is a already AWESOME!  She signed up for her first half marathon without ever running a single race.  Now that takes some guts!!

For some racing "practice" she signed up for the Ground Hog race here in Kansas City at the end of January and completed her first ever race -  a 10K.  She was awesome, setting a PR of course.  She even got to "chick" several guys.
Madi and her Dad (Jim) at her first race
She has completed almost all of her runs on the treadmill - so major kudos for being able to endure the torture of the treadmill.  She also does a lot of long runs on the weekend with her Dad, which is totally cool.

Madi ran 10 miles on Saturday for the first time- 10 miles!!!!  And her race is still 10 weeks away.  She is going to have no problem at all running 13.1.  That girl's going to be running a marathon any day now!  Seriously Madi you are awesome - keep up the GREAT work.

I think Madi comes by the running thing naturally because her Dad is a super stud!  Jim finished his 9th marathon yesterday on his journey to finish 50 marathons in 50 states.  It was a super hilly course and he did great.  He said he felt better and stronger than ever.  I am so proud of you honey!

I wish some of their greatness would rub off on me soon.  Madi and Jim - You were Both GREAT Today and Everyday!!  You are both my inspirations.

What about you guys - who or what inspires you?


  1. Way to go, Madi! She sounds just like my daughter, who smiles the biggest smile when she's running. Sounds like our girls are naturals at this sport we find a little harder for us than we think it should be...

    and WTG, Jim! Can't wait to read the full report!

  2. That is awesome! Congrats to Madi!

  3. From what I can tell from Jim's Blog Madi is not only a Stud, but a fantastic young lady. My daughter is 16 too :-)

  4. Chris K - Madi is actually 20, but yes she is a fantasic young lady in all respects.

  5. Love to hear about someone starting to run! I actually had some cousin who did the last 1/2 mary with me and it was their first race ever. I can't imagine starting with a 1/2!

  6. Madi sounds awesome! (Jim too!)

    now let's all crank it up and get awesome too ;)

  7. Congrats to Madi! You must inspire her too!

  8. Congrats to Madi! That is awesome!

  9. Thanks so much! You are absolutely the best step mom EVER! You are so encouraging and I am so grateful for that. You are such an inspiration to me... I could NEVER do a tri! And I like that we can be slow together- lol. I need to have someone who is closer to my pace than Daddy. Lol. Love you so much. Thanks for this encouraging post- you are the best!