Author Archive: Matt Orlando

Matt is a 30 something year old runner/father/husband from New Jersey. Along with writing for TheRunnerDad.com, he occasionally writes articles for other blogs and websites. He is an IT guy by day, with a passion for running, traveling, and photography.

Hug Your Dad

My Dad

If you’re angry at a loved one, hug that person.  And mean it.  You may not want to hug – which is all the more reason to do so.  It’s hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you,…
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Finding the Time

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Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still. – Henry David Thoreau This past Friday while I was at the doctor’s office with my wife for her post-birth follow-up…
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Projectile Poop

Warning: This post is not for the squeamish. “It hit the shredder!”  Somehow I manage to get that sentence out through hysterical laughing.  My wife, who is in the kitchen bursts out hysterically laughing too.  We’re both overly tired from…
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Find the Courage

As I stood there, one leg on the wing of the plane, looking down at the shore line so tiny and far away, the rest of my body still in the plane while the instructor finished hooking himself up to…
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The Birth

Jacob in Hospital

“You’re going to have this baby in the next 10 minutes.” You don’t except to hear that from your doctor, but I suppose after almost 23 hours in labor it’s a welcome statement nonetheless.  To know that 10 minutes from…
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