This past weekend I stayed out in Loudon County, VA at my aunt's house because I did their neighborhood sprint triathlon. My little cousin Xander, who is turning 3 this month, is ALL about sports and bikes and wearing his helmet (develop those good habits early!). Every time I've biked out to their house, he is intrigued by my bike and wants to wear my helmet and Garmin around the house - or rather, he likes to sprint around the house wearing both and periodically check the watch to see his pace. It's adorable and funny all at once.
|Xander and I post-race|
Then right before dinner I get a FaceTime call from Xander, as he had many important questions to ask me about triathlon:
When you run, do you wear your helmet? No.
When you swim in the pool, why do you touch toes? It's not nice to touch toes. It's the polite way to tell someone in front of you that you need to pass them in the pool.
When you run, do you wear shoes? Yes.
This kid needs a race belt, swim goggles, and speed laces STAT - and sign him up for his first triathlon!
End of cute story. But I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to my aunt Amy for getting up early and shuttling me to the start line, making an awesome homemade gnocchi dinner for Sarah and I last night, and - most importantly - having THREE FLAVORS of Ben and Jerry's ice cream at the ready for dessert last night. You are the best Amy!!! Love you!