Monday, July 14, 2008

Brags on My Boys

When you have children you dream about them enjoying a full beautiful life better than your own. You want them to be happier, healthier, smarter, stronger, richer in all things. But what I didn't anticipate was that they would be surpassing me so soon! At 40, I've participated in a variety of athletic events but my dream of competing in a triathlon (the shorter sprint distance, mind you!) was cut short when I started having children almost seven years ago. This weekend our oldest son, Sam, completed his first kids mini triathlon! I was so proud of his interest and enthusiasm. He had great focus and did a fantastic job!! He is following in the footsteps of his studly father who at 43 is running faster than he did when he was a teenage track star. (This year he won the masters mile with a time of 4:38!) He does triathlons himself but at this race was just the running leg (his team of course won, what can I say, the man's a physical marvel) Our youngest son, Luke, was right in there cheering on his brother and father and is all set to give it a try at next year's event. Perhaps I will be ready for my comeback then too! Here are a few pictures from our weekend.


dan and rachel said...

sarah, wow that's amazing! a family of athletes! i was hoping to do a half marathon this fall, but now after only 2 months of training, i'm feeling i don't have the energy for the half. maybe next year will be the year for both of us?

Yvonne Crawford said...

Very impressive!!

Rebecca said...

I stand in awe. :) I posted recently about a triathlon that goes right by my house, and I had this crazy moment where I thought maybe I could participate next year. We'll see!!

Kudos to Sam - that is awesome!! High fives!!!!