As many of you know, I am married to an Ironman who I sincerely love with all my heart. However, over the past few years, I’ve realized that what people see on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, isn’t always 100% accurate. If you examined my social media pages, you would think that my marriage was the best thing since sliced bread – and that we never bicker – and that we hold hands every single second of the day while making schmoopey-poopey eyes at each other. And although this is an awesome vision, it’s not always true, especially during training season – which can last for months…or even years.
So, after a long discussion with both my husband (the Ironman) and my sister (my writing partner), we decided that in keeping with our pledge to always remain truthful about parenting – and life in general – it would be useful for our readers – and any new readers – to get a glimpse inside the lives of a “Tri-Family”. In addition to hearing a wife’s point of view, you’ll also get to hear the athlete’s point of view – and we’ve never had an IronDad as a Contributing Writer before, so this should prove to be interesting. He will also be posting Ironman “Race Reports” in this section for any interested athletes.
In the beginning, this new Family Fitness section may seem a bit backwards because we’re starting off with Ironman stuff, but it will evolve. But for starters, we’ll post my husband’s detailed “Race Report” for Ironman Mont Tremblant, Canada first. Then, we’ll follow up with my take on Ironman Mont Tremblant as a spectator. As we progress, we’ll delve more into the marital / familial effects that training can take on a family, and how to work through them as best as possible.
Daniele and I also want you to know that we will be using this new section too to talk about the importance of family fitness and how being physically fit contributes to a sound mind and body. Our children are our everything – and it’s our responsibility to make sure that we model how to take good care of ourselves both mentally and physically. We all know that children learn by watching their parents, so it’s an important topic to discuss at We Know Stuff.
We’re open to suggestions, ideas and comments, so share away.