Sunday, March 13, 2005

I Amaze Myself

It really is true that we have no idea what we're capable of until we try. 260 miles this week on the bike - a personal best - and I'm seeing my average speed increasing with each ride. I'm even getting comments about how strong I am from people who have ridden with me for a while.

There is a downside, though. Friday I dropped off my laptop and clothes with the wife and rode the bike home. Apparently, when Kevin saw Yuki alone he asked, "Where's Daddy?" Yuki said i was riding home and Kevin said something like, "OH! Why doesn't he play with me anymore?!" Maybe it's time to step away from the bike a bit.

So, I took advantage of the inclement weather today to have a "Boy's Day" with Kevin. Yuki and I bought him a snow saucer a couple of months ago but we haven't had enough snow to use it until today. This was Kevin's first real experience "sledding" and he had a blast on the hill at the end of the cul-de-sac. Yuki also b0ught him some "Spider-Man" swim goggles to hopefully entice him into putting his head under water, so he and I went to the Rec Center and tried 'em out. He still has a problem with them - when they are tight enough to be watertight, they feel uncomfortable and he doesn't like them. Well, we'll practice a bit in the tub.

2 comments:

Zin said...

Nice story, Zen. It is true, that at times, in our pursuit of passions, that those closest to us pay some of the price for that passion. What a good dad to go out on a boy's day out! That is the type of things that will be rememebered a life time.

Foo said...

Maybe I'm being obvious here, but has he shown any interest in biking with you?