One proud moment

The soppiest thing you will ever hear my say. If you tell anyone I said it, I will not only deny saying it, but I will put a contract out on you to have you silenced, for good. Got it!!!?
 But,  My kids are heroes. They almost bought a tear to my eye Yesterday. We went for a family walk up the Wrekin. 1.5 miles to the top and 800ft of assent. Both Son(2 years) and Daughter(3.5 years) walked all the way to the top, with only the occasional hand to hold, but no carrying. No complaining, they just got on with it. We summited in under an hour. Incredible.
 They were knackered when we got to the top and we did feel slightly guilty dragging them up there. But, after mostly being carried back down to the halfway house, they were rewarded with a cake and a loli pop each. They couldn't believe their luck, two treats in one day. That's unheard of in our house. If only they knew how proud I was, they could have angled for a lot more. I would have let them have what ever they wanted.
 I know I am getting soft. This is the sort of soppy nonsense that would have made me cringe if I'd heard someone else saying it a couple of years ago. I haven't done any kickboxing or martial arts since the kids came and I think that may be taking it's tole on my usual tough exterior. I think I'll go and do some full contact sparing soon to try and MAN MYSELF THE F**K UP.

Next race, Breiddon Hills. Which I will run in in a vest regardless of how wet and cold it is. Just for my own self esteem.



    I hope you let the kids wear long sleeves for the Brieddon Hills race.

    Tai chi push hands?