On my desk at work, I have two pictures of my kids. The first is a picture of my children near the boardwalk in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It is one of those rare pictures I feel really captures a moment. Siblings at peace, sharing and having fun. As an added bonus, it's in focus and has decent lighting.
The other picture is from the same day. And it ranks among the best pictures I have ever taken. The image of my son walking on the beach barefoot with his grandfather in his suit is classic. The moment I saw the picture on the computer, I made several copies to ensure it would never be lost.
There's just something about grandparents. Obviously, we all know that becoming a grandparent changes people. After all, most parents have faced the situation where they have to ask what happened to the people who raised them. Watching my dad with my kids shows the great impact grandkids have had in his life. He will jump through some pretty amazing hoops for his grandkids. One day, I'll have my daughter ask him to go swimming with her. I've always wanted to see him in a swimsuit.
Just who is this Iron Pol?
A former out of shape sailor, who became a marathoner, then a triathlete, Ironman, and ultramarathoner. Now, life has pushed me into short track speed skating. More important than the titles is the lifestyle, and sharing it with others.