|Me Running on Vacation in Hawaii|
Therefore, it is my number one mission to provide those examples to my child. I want them to always think of their father as someone, who loves to be active. I want them to see me as someone, who eats healthy foods. And, I want them to grow up thinking that this lifestyle is normal. My thinking has been moving in this direction for some time now, and I have even considered changing the name of this blog to reflect this direction, but have ruled out a name change for now. However, the main focus of this blog will now be detail my efforts to be in the best shape of my life when my child enters this world and embrace the healthy life that I want for my child. Currently, my diet is pretty healthy. Luckily, my wife Hiroko, is a very supportive partner and agrees with me on the importance of good health. I am exercising a lot. But, there is still more that I can do and must do inorder to insure that I provide the example that I want. I know that becoming a parent is going to bring about a lot of changes in my life, and I have told Hiroko that I am willing to give up all of my current hobbies with the exception of running and exercise. I am even prepared to give up watching the Raiders and hockey before I give up running. For anyone who knows me well, these word might seem unimaginable. But, I've been building towards this level of commitment over the last few years, and I would not have brought a child into this world if I weren't willing to their best interests above my desires. I hope that my friends and readers will be active participants as I try to build Greg.1 -- The Active Runner Dad. And, I hope that you will enjoy reading about my attempts to put my words into practice.