Monday, July 30, 2012

giving it up

When A told me he was done racing motocross, I was shocked. After picking my jaw up off the ground, I gave thanks. For so many reasons. First being, his health and safety. Y'all may recall his crash earlier this year which landed him in the ICU and aged me ten years in two days. Maybe this means that I'll never have to see him in the hospital for such severe injuries again. Second, his time. Although I was always a trooper and (for the most part) didn't mind spending time on my own while he was at the track, I'm enjoying his companionship and love having him home more often. It is a blessing that he is moving onto safer, less time consuming hobbies.

So what's next? His competitive drive needs an outlet. He's a passionate person who has to pour his energy into something and constantly strive to improve and progress. Answer: Criterium Racing (or crit racing). Last month, we stopped by a community event called the Folsom Cyclebration. It was a crit race. A was intrigued. He had never heard of this type of bike racing before. After observing all day and the next, he decided to start training for a crit race. Just over a month later, he entered his first competition, the Lodi Cyclefest. Check out how he did!

in the zone

ready. set. go.

1st place in his very first cat 5 race
lucky bib number
A's second biggest fan
the loot
my crit racing champion

In case you missed that, A took first place in his category! I'm so proud of him and glad that he really enjoyed himself. He has been training hard for his next race at the end of August and I know he'll do great. That guy doesn't have any "quit" in him. When he puts his mind to something, he's one of the most focused, driven people that I know. I'm excited for this new chapter in our lives...and of be his biggest fan!


Alicia said...

You guys are so cute!

sass @ (In)fertility Unexplained said...

That's huge! I'm glad he's replaced motocross with something safer and more fun for both of you.

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