Today is my niece Sam's birthday. I am sure her husband Kyle and their pooches Timber and Tris are treating her extra special today and I send birthday greetings to her.
Sam is simply the best. She's caring, smart, courageous, adventurous, funny and more, all rolled into a young lady. I am so proud of her and admire her greatly. She is much more in control of her life than I was at her age.
Her wedding was probably the funnest wedding I have ever attended. From the awesome first dance right to the very end, it was just a blast.
Sam is also responsible for me coming out of Marathon retirement (for which I am eternally grateful although mildly annoyed at the residual pain LOL). Running the Marathon with her (or actually a couple hours behind her) was one of the coolest experiences I have ever had.
Happy birthday, Sam! I love you and I hope you have a great day and a fantastic year!
Sam, Kyle, Timber and Tris in Michigan-May 2018.