A(nother) indelible Daddy/Daughter Warrior(ess) karmic/samskaric m(om)ent captured in squence by Sandra Lee…yesterday at the infamous and now 40th running of the Kendall Mountain Race!  been racing this esteemed hallowed race since ilg was a kid,  and yesterday?  my own kid helped my lame ass to the finish line and inflamed her OWN desire to race this crazy test of human physical and spiritual tenacity…

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That M(om)ent when your daughter has been waiting for 2.5 hours to see you at the 1/2 mile point from the end of a half marathon that summits a 13,066′ mountain peak with 3,748′ in vert in 6 miles…Dewa sees and senses the amount of time her Daddy has been in the Pain Cave…


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That M(om)ent when your daughter bolts from being a spectator just cheering for her Daddy and rushes onto the Race Course (in her ROSS boots i just bought her for SCHOOL) and says, “DADDY! you CAN DO IT!!! I’M RUNNING WITH YOU TO THE FINISH!”



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That M(om)ent when i receive my Daughters hand in my own temporarily puffy (due to below-heart-level-volume-of-time-spent-at-high-alititude) hand and hearing Dewa’s voice, “Daddy, c’MON…you CAN DO IT! THE FINISH LINE IS ONLY TWO TIMES AROUND THE TRACK FURTHER! I LOVE YOU SOOOOOO MUCH DADDY! C’MON!”


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That M(om)ent when you are c(om)pletely gassed, empty, voided by the Pain Cave then, this Miraculous Energy known as your Daughter transforms in an instant the Time/Space/Pain Continuum and will not leave you until we cross the Finish Line hand-in-hand to what turned out to be a 2nd place AG Podium Finish…
kidz these days..




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