25 Feb '16, 7pm

Mile Markers: Raising teenage daughters is demanding and rewarding, in both life and running

Mile Markers: Raising teenage daughters is demanding and rewarding, in both life and running

That’s easy compared to 14-year-old twin teenage girls. It’s a different kind of hard work. When they were little it was physically demanding—nursing, bathing, changing, traveling, feeding, and pushing a triple stroller through hilly cobblestone Spanish streets. Now it’s more mentally and emotionally demanding, which is frankly more tiring to me. They are changing faster than my skillset, making it the most humbling thing in the world. The thing I care most about, the very people I would lay my life down for, is the thing I mess up most often. What worked easily for their big brother doesn’t necessarily have any impact on them, so every day I begin again. And although they are twins they are nothing alike, so what works with one doesn’t usually apply to the other. It’s much like running a marathon—or more aptly, an ultra—that you haven’t trained for at all. It’s just one m...

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