An IronMan for Father’s Day

by farrah on June 18, 2017 · 1 comment

It’s a quiet Father’s Day Sunday here. Our pops is in Luxembourg- participating in his first ever triathlon with Iron Man. He’s been training for at least the past six months, and I can only imagine how he’s feeling. We had our FaceTime message this morning and wished him well, so now all I can do is wait and constantly refresh the tracking app. I’m nervous for him I think.

It has been quite the road, this training schedule. As anyone who has trained for marathons and triathlons knows- it’s something that needs to be scheduled into an already busy life. Pencilled in to the crannies and cracks of open time or space. Sometimes that means training in the living room at 6am on the stationary bike set up. Sometimes that meant running during soccer practice- whatever the case, you do it and fit it in around life. One thing’s for sure though- I don’t think he’s ever been in such great shape. He is inspiring for the boys to see and be as well. Accompanying him on runs or rides has additionally been a moment for them to share.

Photos of his training quarter triathlon in the Netherlands earlier this spring. 

Thus I’m very proud of him and thankful that he’s now about to see the result of his hard work. Of course I know this isn’t it- not a one shot deal. He’s already signed up for his second triathlon in Croatia this fall, and I have a sneaky suspicion that there will be something on the horizon for next year when he turns 40. The boys are proud of him, as am I and we wish him well conquering this trial!

Fijne vaderdag! Looking forward to celebrating tomorrow when he comes home and a brief respite before his training resumes again very soon.

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