We Climbed before the Klimb 4 Kim...

We Climbed before the Klimb 4 Kim...
1997's Climb

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Champion!

                  This morning was Cody's track championships...due to logistics and assorted bambini events, our friends Dawn and Sean (nice alliteration) picked Cody up after his half day of school yesterday to hang out with their son Alec.
                 Sean took the boys out for tacos...to the gym...and to see Fast & Furious 5...5?  I didn't know they had made a 3 and 4!  And I did not realize Vin Diesel was still alive. The boys had a fantastic time.  Sean took Cody to his track meet this morning and Autumn and I arrived around 10, in time to see a lightning blur of whirling arms and legs, straining in the already 90 degree heat, whipping around the track...Cody's team had just taken a first in the 4x100M relay!!
                 As he took the podium stand, I felt Kimmy creeping into me, as tears welled in my eyes...I know she is so proud of him and how hard he worked this season!!
                How do you run so fast?  I asked him later today..."I dunno".  Typical Cody, humble.  A man of few words...What are you thinking about while you are running?  "Nothing.  I just clear my mind."...He has ridiculous wheels.
               After he had a chance to cool down, following the meet, we went down to Viro's for a victory lunch.  And this kid can eat!  He put away a pesto sandwhich (capocolla, ham, mortadella,provolone) and a huge piece of tiramisu!
              Vito's mom, Enza, came out with a special surprise for us to take home for dinner...

                    Arancini!!!  These are awesome - rice, meat, cheese and peas (hey, veggies!), with mozz, rolled in a flour, egg and seasoning mixture, then deep fried.  Enza got Kim and I hooked on these Heaven sent delights about 10 or 11 years ago.  She'd make them for us each time she'd come out to Tucson to visit...She hasn't been able to the last few years, though.  So it was a real treat that she came out with them today while we ate lunch!!  We ate them for dinner nostagically...Kimmy always wanted to try to make them for us, but we never owned a deep fryer.
                     It was so inspiring to see Cody race today...next year, he will be competing at the high school level at Cienega...and is not at all daunted by the challenge.  So impressive.  And the moment he got home, he wanted to go out front and ride his scooter - no end to his energy, or his strength!

For God hath not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. - 2 Timothy 1:7

      This verse reminds me of Cody...



  1. Wow - Congratulations, Cody!! He is so talented on so many levels! I look forward to hearing about his successes at the high school level.

  2. Thanks Jesse, he is such a confident and talented young man!!