Sunday, June 21, 2009

A father's day gift

The past few months I've been training and racing a lot. Most weekends have been spent either away physically (Florida for St. Anthony's triathlon or various trips to Cambridge, MD to preview and ultimately race Eagleman) or mentally (focusing on training sessions or local races). I've been squeezing in family stuff as best I can but it has been a challenge.

I was supposed to race the NYRR 5m Father's Day race with Amanda this morning. Earlier this week she decided to skip this race as she is considering trying out for our high school cross country team in the fall. Since she won't be in High School yet, she has to do all sorts of physical tests to even be considered. The 5m race would have been her longest run ever and since she, as usual, hasn't done any run specific training she was concerned that this could take a lot out of her physically. So she bailed.

The weather on Long Island has been crap recently and the forecast called for worse today. I woke up to the sound of rain pelting off the house and decided not to race since it would be only me and it wouldn't be fun.

I went back to bed and woke up to a family cuddle. Happy Father's day.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

That quote that you left for me gave me chills. Thanks for the encouragement :) I'm adding you to my blogroll so I can keep up. Thanks for posting :)