Thursday, May 01, 2008

Endless Summer


I'm almost ready to leave for the airport to travel back to Wildflower. Before I did, I downloaded this movie to my Ipod.

Bruce Brown made this movie in the late 1960s, about the same time I was born. He and his friends picked up their surf boards and followed summer around the globe. Somehow, it seemed perfect for a triathlon trip.

Don't we all fantasize about escaping the corporate vibe and grind of our middle-aged (or even mid 20s) day to day? As a 40 year old, don't I fantasize about recapturing the summer of my life, living it better, and trying to stay there forever? All this exercise and weight loss and vanity--aren't those part of the vain effort somehow?

And don't I want to go back to 2007, on a day in early May where this course made me feel older and feebler and more cautious than I should have? Don't I want to attack the course again like a surf kid at play--in search of the perfect wave?

You bet I do. The real summer has almost arrived. Here's to the quest for an endless summer.

10 comments:

IronJenny said...

HAve fun at Wildflower! Travel safely, post often, and good luck with Nasty Grade.
Big hugs to Sue and Tac for me!

21stCenturyMom said...

Way to make me feel old. I saw that movie when I was in high school and it was NOT the late 60s - it was the early 70s so HA!

Great flick. There is another one called 'On Any Sunday' that came out soon thereafter about motorcycle racing. Also very good.

stronger said...

Tackle that swim!! Then you've got it made.

Benson said...

Right there with ya man. good luck and ride the wave to the finish line.

Alili said...

Good luck at Wildflower! Attack it!

Rainmaker said...

Hope to see ya here!

KCWoodhead said...

Good luck at Wildflower!!!!!!!!

Cass said...

Good luck this weekend. Thanks for the offer of advice, I'll take you up on it!

Amy said...

Kick some hilly butt this weekend. Good luck. And most of all have fun out there.

Iron Pol said...

Last year, I came across a couple "Boys of Summer" cycling jerseys on clearance. All either too small or too big for me to wear.

*Sniff*