Just when I thought I couldn’t get any more proud of my kid, he goes and ratchets it up a notch. As a college freshman maintaining a 4.0 GPA in a tough engineering program, he’s also managed to continue with the competitive long distance running that he started nearly 5 years ago. With his 100 mile a week training program, he recently signed up to run his first marathon. Right there, all more than enough to delight his dad and me; but then he has to go and win – yep that’s right, WIN – his first marathon. There we stood at the finish line thinking how excited we would be if he finished in the top 10 (well, we did have high hopes…he’s pretty good); and suddenly they announce that an 18 year old kid is nearing the finish line first. Probably made complete fools of ourselves with all the yelling and screaming we did. So, his award? A nice big medal, an even nicer hefty check, and a couple of special bottles of wine (for mom and dad, of course).
Oh, and this is the kid that hasn’t missed a single day of running in 2 ½ years – the heck with bad weather, illness, and injuries. He just keeps going, and going, and going. Alex. Our very own Energizer Bunny.