Two years ago my son and my daughter ran the Portland Marathon. I don't think my daughter knew what she was starting when she told us she had signed up to run a marathon and joined a running group. Every year I think of how much fun we had cheering them on in the pouring rain. It was so exciting to see both of my kids cross the finish line.
I don't have a full marathon on my bucket list, but next weekend I'll be running my third half marathon. I'm not sure any of it would be happening if my daughter hadn't made the decision to run the Portland marathon two years ago.