Right on the heels of the ACE exam was a trip to Houston to see my brother Jon-Paul Shores (http://jpsbikelife.blogspot.com/) and both of my brother-in-laws Scott Sharp (http://apps.facebook.com/konainspired/?x=us_facebookapp_297_4) and Brian Sharp (a 3 time Ironman) compete in the Ironman on May 19th. The day before was my Birthday so it sweetened the deal!
The Marathon portion would allow us to see them at various stages. For awhile the family was spread out, then we all settled in one area where the children could play in the fountains. Houston is very hot and humid.
Finally, the victory of finishing the Ironman. Scott finished 12:48, Brian 12:55.39 and Jon-Paul 14:58.30. To say that I am proud of all three of them would be an understatement. Hard work and dedication pay off if you can have the patience to go the distance. There are so many life lessons in the stories of all who participate in the Ironman.
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Congratulations to all three of my Heroes!!