On Friday afternoon I went down to the beach front for an open water swim. I was standing near the back of my car pulling on my wet suit when this family walked past me. The little boy, who must have been about 7 years old, stopped and looked at me very seriously and asked; “Are you training for Ironman?” Wow, ok I thought he must have a parent that is also training. So I said “yes, I am”
He then very proudly said “So am I”.
It was so sweet, he was so serious. Every year, the day before actual Ironman event, they have what they call the Ironman Kids, so I am assuming that is what he is probably training for and taking it very seriously. It is very cute and I go and watch. To finish they get to run down the actually finishing cute and get a big medal.
Anyway, so I asked him how his training was going and he said well, so I wished him luck. He said thank you and ran off to catch up with his parents.
You know Ironman Fever has hit this city when the 7 year olds are taking it very seriously!