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.


Anonymous 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?