Friday, September 29, 2006

Someone at my yoga class asked me "When are you going to grow up?"

I laughed out loud.

On the one hand, I feel very grown up. I am married, I have 2 children, a house and car. I am very busy with life. Maia is in Grade 1 and Ross is eighteen months old and on the go from 6AM until he crashes at 8PM. In between taking care of them, I get in my training and my work.

But.....I don't feel very grown up. I live in athletic apparel and Nike running shoes. I trained on my beautiful Orbea time trial bike for 5 + hours all summer so I could race Ironman Canada. I often show up at Maia's school in my running shoes and go for a run when I drop her off. I can do monkey bars with the best of the 6 year olds as long as they are high enough. I spend my Saturday mornings running around trails with people 15 years younger than me. At 39 I am still competing and racing better than I did at 29, and it's WAY more FUN. In fact, the more I stick with it, the more I feel like the kid that raced around the school yard in Grade 2.

I started this blog because family and friends who live far away are always asking for photos of the kids and updates on which race I just did. This blog is for you and I hope you laugh and smile at the photos and posts.