I may be the last person in the world to see this, but I got some spam from my Aunt the other day and it was remarkable because it was the absolute first piece of email spam meant to be inspiring that I actually found inspiring. For a variety of reasons, I have triathalons on the mind anyway, so that may have been part of it. Still, here you go, unedited spam. Forgive me in advance:
“A son asked his father, ‘Dad will you take part in a marathon with me?’ The father, despite having a heart condition, said ‘yes’ They went on to complete the marathon together. Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father always saying ‘yes’ to his son’s request of going through yet another race together.
“One day, the son asked his father, ‘Dad, let’s join the Ironman together.’ To which, his father said ‘yes’ once again. For those who don’t know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride and ends with a 26.2 mile marathon along the coast of the ‘Big’ Island in Hawaii. Father and son completed the race together. Please view this: