One of the main goals of the run club is…
Since then, they got married and at the end of last year, Baby Milo was born!
Keep reading to find out how they chose the baby’s name and how the family keeps showing up at the run clubs every chance they get.
What is the inspiration for the baby’s name, Milo?
Since we both met while running (at Lanikai Juice Run Club at that)…fell in love and grew as a couple while running (training and racing)…we were inspired to come up with a name that celebrated our running enthusiasm (besides, Miyuki found the names I came up with a little too quirky for her tastes). So we came up with Mile 0 (zero), better known on the streets as Milo. It’s the beginning of our baby’s journey in the long distance race, or marathon of life. Ganbattene akachan!
The time is going by so fast, so we must cherish each and every moment…
How is life with baby Milo?
Life with baby Milo is…akin to experiencing falling in love with him everyday. We cannot get over how adorable he is! Perhaps we are a bit biased? Exhaustion, fatigue, sleepless nights pretty much described the beginning for us. But now that it’s the 3rd month with our precious baby, we have “conversations”, giggle with, and play and read books to him, and get a few more hours of sleep then before. The time is going by so fast, so we must cherish each and every moment…
Life with baby Milo is…akin to experiencing falling in love with him everyday
Are you two taking a break from running or you will try to make it work even with the super busy schedule?
We ran as long as we could during Miyuki’s pregnancy knowing that we would have to shut it down at some point in anticipation of Milo’s arrival. Our priorities had to change and we adjusted, so when it was time we stopped and focused on having a healthy pregnancy and labor. As a result we missed a bunch of races last year and the marathon at the very end. We were disappointed, but really our Milo was both the focus of our attention and consciousness so it was all good. As the new year has come and gone, we are in the midst of trying to get back into the groove as best we can. It’s definitely challenging time-wise, conditioning-wise, and motivation-wise…and I don’t know if we’ll ever get back to the level we were at when we trained regularly, nor if it’s really that important to us anymore, but we’re trying. It all started with returning to attending LJRC.
What do you two love the most about the Run Club?
I think it’s the accountability that keeps us coming. We both like having the structure of meeting together with the group, completing the physical exercise, and receiving the reward at the end by way of smoothie, and if lucky a raffle prize. Being out of shape though (as we are) is mentally difficult when training, and when we feel like it’s our responsibility to be somewhere and participate in the activity, then it’s added incentive to get up and get moving.
Similarly in life, as Milo crosses the start line, we want to teach and encourage him to have a high self esteem and be fearless.
What is the most important thing you want to teach to Milo?
In a marathon, you could feel intimidated by the distance and effort necessary to complete the race. During the race itself your mind and body are pushed to their limits as you attempt to finish with your best time battling fatigue, pain, or self doubt. Similarly in life, as Milo crosses the start line, we want to teach and encourage him to have a high self esteem and be fearless…foster his self confidence about his abilities that he can do anything he sets his mind to do…give him support when he feels like quitting to demonstrate patience, fortitude, and endurance to fulfill difficult challenges as life presents them.
We wish for all of you to keep finding & nurturing wonderful relationships during our run clubs!