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Over training is over rated, rest better so that you can train even more" - Nick Yster Bester


Friday, March 25, 2011

Foto Friday

Today’s Foto Friday is inspired by my biggest and my favorite fan, Rohann.


A while back Rohann found two sunflower seeds on the floor of the local supermarket where they sell the bird seed. He took them home and planted them between some other flowers. He watered and nurtured them with great patience. This is what they look like today.



I remarked how amazing it is for these two small, almost nothing, seeds from the supermarket floor to become this big and beautiful. His answer: “just like your running dad. You started with almost nothing and look how far and strong you run now.” That made my day and inspired this post.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I’m running a half marathon on Sunday as part of my recovery from last weekend’s rough run.

Happy running!

31 comments:

Staci said...

"Out of the mouths of babes", a lovely reminder of how anything can be nutured into something beautiful - very wise Rohann!
Glad to hear you're doing better.

Ewa said...

You have one smart fellow growing there. And think, he started with a tiny seed too and then all he needed was love and care.
Have a wonderful weekend, Johann.

Teamarcia said...

What a wonderful and accurate analogy! Have a great race!

Jennifer said...

Johann,
Weird I read you last report but never commented. Old age... I love the pictures from that race, but gosh I am sorry you had to feel so miserable. I am guessing you are feeling a bit better and I hope the half goes well. What a gorgeous son! And very smart too.

Kate said...

What a cool story! I love the connection he made, too. That put a smile on my face. So neat that he recognizes the process and work that go into your running. :)

HappyTrails said...

Priceless!

Quite a fine young lad you are raising there Johann! Have a good "light" weekend of running and take care of yourself!

Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

What a wonderful post! Made me smile this morning!!!

Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

What a wonderful post! Made me smile this morning!!!

Christi said...

That is great sentiment and so nice of him to notice!

Laura said...

Great post...I can totally relate...though your running kicks mine in the butt. :)

Lisa said...

smart kid ;-)

Karen said...

awwww. He is a smart one :)

Amy said...

Awwww...don't you just love it when kids say truly lovely things like that?

Jill said...

He must get his big brains from his dad!! :)

We had some bird seed in the front yard that had some sunflower seeds in it and they birds dropped the seeds in the backyard and had a similar experience - it was so fun!!.

Your sunflower looks just perfect where you guys planted it - nice job!!

Good luck with the half, my favorite distance! Enjoy! :)

misszippy said...

That is the best! The power of a parent's influence...good for you. And your garden looks beautiful.

Marlene said...

That is so sweet! And the plants are beautiful!!

Char said...

He sounds like a lovely boy. And it sounds like you're his hero.

Heather said...

Wonderful post! Smart guy you've got there and he has a "green thumb".

Small Town Runner said...

What a wise and kind young man you have! Kids always know how to say just the right thing.

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I am thinking you had a race report and I missed my chance to read it. :( I took a break from blogging for a few days and look what happens. That'll teach me.

Adrienne said...

That is awesome. Happy weekend to you two!

ajh said...

Wow. I so love the comment your son made. What an inspiration you must be to him and how wonderful that he can put the right words to his feelings.

Holly Vipond said...

Love it! Pretty sunflowers... I've never seen ones with a yellow centre (all the ones here have black centres).

DRog said...

what a great kid! what a sunflower !

The Green Girl said...

Wow, that is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing.

Meg said...

What an insightful boy, no wonder you were inspired to post this. That sunflower is gorgeous, they are my favorites.

chris mcpeake said...

great post. Have a great weekend

lindsay said...

that is too cool! i love sunflowers. need to pick up seeds next time i'm at the store and try my hand at 'gardening' :) hope you are having a great weekend!

Chris K said...

Now that is one cool post. Hard to believe how amazing that is. It's like a miracle.

Black Knight said...

Your little fan told a great quote!
I like the sunflowers and I always plant some seeds in my garden.
Beautiful post.

Shawn said...

You are a lucky father. You have obviously done a great job with your son. Cherish it!!!

Natalia said...

Fabulous post, lovely pics and very nice race analogy. Hy weet n' ding of twee, daaardie Rohan!