My son is an Iron Man

Monday, August 23, 2010 at 10:58 am

Well, he did it. I don’t know quite how or more importantly, why, but he did…My 13-year-old son who doesn’t swim laps and hasn’t had a bike since Hurricane Ivan ruined it in 2004 completed a seven-day Iron Man Triathlon challenge. He biked 112 miles, swam 2.4 miles and ran a marathon in a week at the club where we belong. Now since he’s my oldest, I haven’t witnessed the changes of child to man before, but I feel like it must be beginning. He showed a determination and resolve I’ve never seen in him. My hope is that the confidence he feels now will carry over into his football, baseball and schoolwork. Not that he’s ever been a slouch at any of these, but perhaps he’s approaching, step by step, a new level. All challenges begin with a first step. Some of us forget it’s just that easy…

So why did he do it? He can’t articulate the reason. Not for a chick or to get (more) fit…he doesn’t know why. But the thing is, he doesn’t have to.

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