About Me

I began running regularly in 2006 when I was 33 years of age. That was also the year my first son, L, was born. The intensity of my running stepped up considerably in 2008 – a year that heralded the birth of my second son, C.

For sometime, I valiantly tried to convince my wife, and especially myself, that the sudden desire to pound the pavement was totally unrelated to the sudden responsibilities of parenthood. I suspect this pretence was swiftly dismissed by my ever-so-perceptive wife, probably the very first time I re-laced up my moth-clad pair of joggers which had been in hibernation since high school.

With this blog, I am coming clean to myself with this whole charade. Of course I started running so as to get away from the chores of childcare, even if it is just for one hour a week. Of course I enter fun runs and half-marathons so as to manufacture excuses for longer training sessions, again in order to reduce the stress of dealing with my children. And of course I have been dreaming of tackling the NYC and the London Marathon (I live in Sydney, Australia – as far from NYC and London as you can get!) so as to cherish the thought of enjoying a mini-holiday by myself with uninterrupted sleeps and lavatory peace.

The purpose of this Blog is to: (1) Chart the parental journey since the birth of my children, as reflected over the numerous kilometres that I logged during that period; and (2) Share the daily trials and tribulations of raising my two wonderful boys, with all those dads out there running the longest, toughest and yet the most rewarding race that is called Parenthood.

54 thoughts on “About Me

  1. ɭᴇх.ᴠʀ⁷

    I don’t really read blogs about parenting, but your’s caught my interest! :)
    Enjoyed reading those posts about your kids..made me chuckle to myself.. two awesome kids you’ve got! :D
    Hope to see more posts!

    Godbless. :)

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    1. The Jogging Dad Post author

      Thanks for you comments. Perhaps my ramblings will give you some heads-up, even to a miniscule extent, of the trials and tribulations of parenthood when you eventually get to it. Good luck in your studies.

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    1. The Jogging Dad Post author

      Thanks. I stumbled upon yours while trawling for parenting blogs and enjoyed reading some of your posts. Tell your wife to keep up her blog on parenting too! Best of luck!

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    1. The Jogging Dad Post author

      Hey, just read some of your posts and, you’re right, we do have many things in common, and I will enter Boston one day when I’m allowed by my better half to travel to the absolute other end of the globe, so that I can trudge thru 42.2 km!

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  2. laniwendtyoung

    Love this LOL. We have five children ranging in age from 5 to 18yrs. Ive been the fulltime parent for most of that time but six months ago we switched and my fabulous husband has been running the house and family “solo”…. IN BETWEEN training for his first half-ironman. As I write this, he’s in Samoa to run in a half marathon and he’s trying to fanangle a way to stay on there for the triathlon that’s happening two weeks from now. And yes, all completely co=incidental to his full-time Dad role! I used to say the only way I got to go away and have a holiday from my kids – was to get pregnant again cos I would fly to NZ to deliver the baby. What I should have done is take up running.

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    1. The Jogging Dad Post author

      I appreciate the way you wives humour us and pretend you don’t know why we dads suddenly take up marathons and tour-de-neighbourhoods. We certainly enjoy the delusion that we’re doing it for fitness reasons! :)

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    1. The Jogging Dad Post author

      I am very honoured. Thank you so much. For some strange reason, however, I have a tendency not to participate in these awards. Nevertheless, your recognition is greatly appreciated. And, of course, I am also an avid follower of your blog. :)

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    1. The Jogging Dad Post author

      Thank you madame, very much appreciated. To the handful of people who follow me, go and check out her blog. She writes well and appears to have borderline OCD – right up my alley! :)

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    1. The Jogging Dad Post author

      Madame, I am absolutely flattered by the nomination. The fact that you even remembered my blog to mention alongside the illustrious company means a lot to me! :)

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  4. pieterk515

    I decided to thank each person who liked Chip the Chopper personally. It was like standing in front of a firing squad in those last moments before I pressed the publish button. Thanks for the like.

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  5. Jill

    Just finished reading every word you have written and must say that I have been incredibly entertained. You are a fantastic writer and storyteller. What am I going to do on my commutes now?

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    1. The Jogging Dad Post author

      Perhaps you can start looking out for people wearing gym clothes on public transport vehicles? :) Btw, you may well be the very first person to read every one of my posts. That deserves me buying you a drink or 10 if ever you’re in Sydney! :) thanks again.

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    1. The Jogging Dad Post author

      Mate, I don’t usually do this kind of things but, for you, I would be honored. Now, I have to wreck my puny brains to come up with answers to the questions.

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