Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Excitement, It's Contagious

Much of the excitement around Ironman is focused on the event and the athlete. After months, sometimes years, of training, thousands of triathletes poise at the starting line waiting for the gun to sound. Others, however, share that excitement.

B-Boy called for me after I had put him to bed. I had changed into tri-shorts and a cycling jersey in an effort to get in a short workout on the trainer. Laying in bed, my son asked why I was wearing biking clothes. I pointed out I was trying to train, and that he should be asleep.

He looked at me and asked, "Am I going to be at the finish line with you?" "Yes, you'll be there." One more question. "Will I get to run across the finish line?" "Yes, if you want."

"I do, daddy. I'll go to sleep so you can get ready for the race."

I didn't hear another peep out of his room. With more than 185 days to go, even a 3-year old knows what's coming.

8 comments:

stronger said...

Smart boy to know HIS sleep is vital to YOUR training!

Bigun said...

Cool kid ya got there...

tri-mama said...

Way cool-it doesn't get much sweeter.

tarheeltri said...

I'm excited for you... can't wait to watch you live!

Wendy said...

Fabulous!!!!

Cliff said...

what a great kid..

Veeg said...

I just got a lump in my throat thinking about you and B-Boy crossing that mat, hand-in-hand!

TriShannon said...

Sounds like you have one great kid!