Thursday, January 10, 2008

My Sister vs Pigdog


The incomparable (and mustachioed) Steve Prefontaine owns one of the best running quotes: "A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more." That's what make running so great. But there are tougher challenges I'll never face. I'm proud to say my sister Jean really faced down the Pigdog this week in a 24-hour ordeal. But as the picture shows, the outcome was worth it: my newest nephew, Jack Stamatis. Awesome job. I also expect his genes mean he'll be an endurance athlete.

1 comment:

Jean said...

Jay and I are hoping for endurance athlete also. Jay tells me my mitochondria will determine, so I'm hoping for your lungs on the little guy.

Based on his grip and the way he holds his head up already, he's ready to get going...