Last Friday night, our whole family went to the boys' school carnival. It was very fun. They had those big inflatable bouncy things that we never had when I was a kid. Music was blaring, the warm Tucson evening felt great and everyone was just having a blast. Given that we have three kids, my wife and I play more of a zone defense, not man-to-man. So, she was staking out the cafe-gym-atorium with our two older kids and I was outside on the field with Joe and the bouncy things.
As we were walking, Joe was soooo happy and said "hey Dad, let's race" (over to the carnival games). My mind went into hyper-speed as these thoughts ran through my head, in this order:
- Find a fast way to decline. My usual line is "no, no...I'm tired. You run on ahead."
- Calculating the distance...it was about 50 yards. Hmmmm.
- I have lost some weight recently, so maybe...
Officially, he beat me by maybe a foot, but when we did it again later in the night, I won that contest. We each had a "win" that night and I bet that Joe thought that was pretty cool. I definitely did.
As I lose more weight and become healthier, what other adventures (big and small) are in store for me and my family?
Now, your turn...please let me know if you are now able to do fun or activity things since you've become more active or healthy?
P.S. Both of my boys decided this weekend that they will join me in El Tour de Tucson in November for the 35-mile race. Crazy Jim, our buddy, is doing it too! Good times.