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Walking with Dad Part 1: The Hill

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Monday, December 10, 2012


Walk with Dad Pt. 1: The Hill
In November, I visited my Dad in Texas. We walked together almost every morning. We taped one of our walks and I thought Id share it with you. Thing is, hes too much awesome to cram into one vlog, so Im going to do a two-parter. Please, indulge me; hes worth watching.

Back story: Dad also happens to be my SparkDad. Hes the one who got me started on SparkPeople and Im grateful. Hes always been an active guy; walking, jogging, running, backpacking, kayaking, etc. When I was a kid, he often took me jogging with him. I hated getting up early, but I did it because I loved spending that one-on-one time with him. I still do. But Im glad hes walking, instead of jogging now. I dont think I could keep up with him otherwise!


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WELSTEACH 7/17/2013 2:24PM

    This was awesome. What an inspirational Dad. I am glad he got you started on Spark so that you could inspire me too

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100LBLIGHTER 4/26/2013 3:28PM

    This made me cry....my Dad passed away 21 years ago. We used to go camping and canoeing.....he loved the out doors and he had a great sense of humor. Thanks for sharing.

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LABRYANT 2/11/2013 2:04PM

    "I proved to myself that I could do something hard....once again...."

Wow.

Just Wow.

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PENOWOK 2/9/2013 9:10PM

    The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!!

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DEBRITA01 2/8/2013 3:42PM

    Your dad is quite a wise man and is doing great at 73! You are so blessed to still have him in your life and to be able to walk with him and spend quality time.
Now, I'm heading over to your other blog to see part 2...

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BEESPARKLE 1/10/2013 9:00PM

    Your dad and you brought tears. Your dad is a wonderful man.

Bless him. Bless you.

It is so nice to see a young lady like you and I am watching almost ever video blog to-night and not once have you used bad language. It was a real pleaseure as this day and age. Everyone is using the bad words even on programs that was good to watch. To see you as clean as your smile .What an honour there is people like you who chose the words well. I know you video but you do not look the type of person who would not be a follower in life. Your a leader. . Your dad the same. He is two years older then I your dad. he took that hill like a trooper.
And that hill would be a real hard one for me. I live in the country and I have walked in the Spring and oh boy the hills I have to stop and march somewhat till I blow out to let my oxegen out. Not to keep it in. . Blow out and then go on. . As in the country I love. It is all hills thoughif one wants a good walk.

Practice makes perfect like your dad did.

I so enjoy your vblogs. Your one fine gal. I bet many a person's would love to be your friend. Your daughter is as cute as you .

Your a real sparkler! Your all about what life is to be but you have to want it. You have it. emoticon

Comment edited on: 1/10/2013 9:06:39 PM

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LAURIETAIT 1/5/2013 1:03PM

    Looking forward to part II.
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GRACEISENUF 12/29/2012 10:55PM

    73 and kicking butt!

emoticon "GO DAD!"

What an inspiration he is, ty for sharing.

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TINARETTER 12/26/2012 10:14PM

    Love Love Love. emoticon

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LIBBYL1 12/24/2012 12:22AM

  need to get your dad a matching super man cup?

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SUECHRIS50 12/23/2012 12:12AM

    your dad is really sweet!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 12/22/2012 10:44PM

    You've done it again, Shelli Great vlog!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 12/22/2012 8:22AM

    Another great post....

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FIRECOM 12/21/2012 11:09AM

    Wonderful. My dad passed many years ago and I miss the occasions when I would like to share a success or just get some advice.

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DANAPRIME 12/19/2012 8:44PM

    Thanks for sharing!!! Makes me miss my dad!

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HAVETOLOSEIT2 12/19/2012 8:35PM

    I just watched a couple of your vlogs (didn't even know there was a thing called vlog.. lol)... I love your enthusiasm and I especially love your Dad... Very funny and wise guy... I will always remember to visit the bathroom before I leave the house... because I always drink 8 cups a day...

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 12/18/2012 7:07PM

    great wonder woman cup!

Looking forward to part 2

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SERV4LIFE 12/17/2012 4:11PM

    "The pedestrian having the right-away doesn't mean much when you're underneath a car". Too funny!! LOL

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JULESJET 12/16/2012 8:05PM

    So much fun! That is awesome that you get to do that with your dad!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/16/2012 6:25PM

    you are right shelly your dad is worth watching and i am looking forward to seeing part 2 and 3 or 4 if they come,lol. emoticon

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HOLLYM48 12/16/2012 9:48AM

    Oh how wonderful! Glad you were able to spend some great time with him! emoticon

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AMOMENTSNOTICE 12/16/2012 12:40AM

    What a nice Dad you have! I would not have guessed that he is 73; he seems younger. It's great to see you having such good father/daughter time.

Loved the background music, too!

Don't mess with trees... in Texas.
: )

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AMBER281 12/14/2012 9:44PM

    Great blog!!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 12/14/2012 7:19PM

    Your dad is a hoot! I see where you get your humor. emoticon

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FREE_TO_BE 12/14/2012 1:16PM

    There's so much to love about this blog. emoticon Also, I want my own awesome Wonder Woman cup!

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VAL_LYNNE 12/14/2012 9:11AM

    emoticon

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SJKENT1 12/13/2012 10:21PM

    What a special time for you together.

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DALMOM2007 12/12/2012 7:54PM

    How sweet! I loved your Dad's words of wisdom! Awesome! Looking forward to Part 2.

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SKEETOR 12/12/2012 6:38PM

    Yay, Dad!! He's awesome. How great that you guys do things together! emoticon emoticon (one for you, and one for you to pass on to your pa!)

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SLSALKIL 12/12/2012 12:57PM

    That was great! Thanks for sharing. It will be a great way to keep a memory alive for years to come. It is apparent you got some of your wit from him. You are both funny and inspiring. My neighborhood is full of huge hills like that, and I have been doing the treadmill, but now I am challenged to go walk the hills instead! Thanks!!!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 12/12/2012 11:40AM

    What a special time you were able to share with your dad! And to video tape it will make it even more special later on for years to come. A great reminder to all to spend some time with our parents and exercising with them is an added bonus!

Thank you for sharing your walk!

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THEWORSTWITCH 12/11/2012 8:03PM

    What a great dad. And a great example. looking forward to part two.
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SGCSVCEEC 12/11/2012 2:54PM

    Very sweet!

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 12/11/2012 11:23AM

    emoticon Wonder-dad!

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SLIMLEAF 12/11/2012 11:13AM

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WICKEDMELISSA 12/11/2012 10:46AM

    I love your Dad, he is a wonderful inspiration. Keep Sparking hes awesome. I love his perspective on the hill

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FAITH__IN__ME 12/11/2012 9:55AM

    I love the Vintage picture, that is so awesome! :) I love my mom so much, I can see how being with your pop would be such a great time for you! :)

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OPTIMIST1948 12/11/2012 8:54AM

    You're right. Your dad is full of wisdom.

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DOROTHYBERO 12/11/2012 8:34AM

    That is just plain awesome!

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KATHIC2 12/11/2012 7:33AM

  AWESOME...BOTH OF YOU!!!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 12/10/2012 11:42PM

    Great Video....NOW I see where YOU got YOUR AWESOMENESS!!!!!!! Your DAD is so COOOOOOOL! Oh, and so are YOU!

HUGS
Pam

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KARIDIAN1 12/10/2012 10:55PM

    Treasure the time you can spend with your Dad. You both were having so much fun together. Loved the vintage photo of you both. You looked like your back pack was loaded and heavy. And you loved every minute of it I bet.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/10/2012 10:16PM

    Great vlog/blogging! You two are so fit!

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LIVEDAILY 12/10/2012 10:01PM

    God bless him! He's quite spry for a 73 year old!! And you had to hustle a bit to keep up with him!! He really is an inspiration!

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EDWARDS1411 12/10/2012 9:56PM

    That is sooooooooooo cooooooooolllllll!!!

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KIPPER15 12/10/2012 9:43PM

    What an inspiring Dad. You are blessed. emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 12/10/2012 9:36PM

    Great walk! You have a wonderful dad!

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LINDAK25 12/10/2012 9:03PM

    Wonder Woman and Super Dad! emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 12/10/2012 8:47PM

    Your dad is awesome can I ask how old he is! Great going Spark Dad!!!

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WISHICOULDFLY 12/10/2012 8:43PM

    You are so blessed. What an awesome Dad!

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