You are heavy. I pushed you in the jogging stroller this morning and discovered you have grown and pushing you on our road is good aerobic exercise for me. Just the kind of exercise to help me get ready for a big race this summer. So, thank you.
I know that as you get older, you will discover sports and kinds of exercise that you love, that you excel at, and feel passionate about. I am excited to see what you choose, what you try and watch you develop into that athlete. Just so you know, and Dad and I will tell you this often, your biggest competitor will be and should be YOU. Improve because you WANT to. Work hard because YOU want to be better. When you keep your eyes on your own ability, improvement and performance you naturally enhance any team you are on.
Sure, there will be people you want to beat or be better than. Look at those as inspiration for your own talent, a goal to strive for…yet all in the name of self-improvement.
Whatever you do, know that dad and I will be available to help you, advise you if you want, and there to cheer you on in everything.
I love you, son.