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


  1. Very awesome, man. That is a great parable and you're right - very appropriate! Great line about more to life than SBR, but it helps you enjoy the other things more.

    Was wondering when you were going to mention asking dad for more $$$... :)

    1. Lol, my Dad comes through. Suitably for the parable, he signed me up for my first race back along with a training camp.