I have many a topic to share with you, but I am going to keep it very current for today, because today our family had a truly amazing experience. My son competed in a kid's triathlon being hosted by our health club. It was his first triathlon. It consisted of 2 lengths in the pool, a 2.5 mile bike ride, and a half mile run. It has been pouring rain here for at least 48 hours straight...I am actually thinking about starting to build an Ark. The rain did not stop for the competition and the competition didn't stop for the rain.
My son rocked, I mean in every sense of the word. He was focused, excited, totally positive, composed and the personification of grace under pressure. It was quite clear that many of the kids had previous experience, but he was not intimidated, he put his head down and raced his race. Watching him compete through the whole thing was so exciting it is hard to describe the feeling. Watching him sprint across the finish line, and I really do mean sprint...he didn't let up one bit and just went for it with his whole heart was exhilarating. I, of course ,was
whooping and hollering and screaming like a crazy woman was totally composed as he crossed the line. He came in 3rd in his wave and 10th out of 43, 9 and 10 year old boys overall. He can't wait to do the next one, and I can't wait to be there to cheer him on! He truly inspired me, and being inspired by your child is quite magical.