Friday, September 14, 2012

WOW, doesn't even sum it up

The Return of the Prodigal Son (1773) byPompeo Batoni
I'm a Catholic school boy (Cafeteria style that is) so I know some scriptures.  Interesting turn of events today as Ironman Kona bid numbers went up.  My number is 1511, which seems to be a cool one, easy to remember for everyone.  First thing I do is punch 15 11 into Google and WHOA.

Parable of the Prodigal Son - Luke 15:11

In writing about my turn back to athletics over the past 6 years, this was just a great reminder of where I was in life.  There will always be problems, even in my day to day life now.  Back then, I made good money, moved to San Francisco, could do whatever I pleased, but something was missing and in search of that I blew through that income and wasted away a good chunk of my 20's on partying and pure debauchery.  It was a lot of fun though;)

Leading into Kona I'm happy for my 2nd chance at enjoying my athletic life.  There is more to life than just Swim/Bike/Run, but it helps make me a happier person to enjoy everything else even more.

Unfortunately I forgot a step in this story and didn't ask my father for the family money