San Francisco, California

If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further. Read the incredible story of Dick and Rick Hoyt. To whet your appetite, here’s the first paragraph:

‘I try to be a good father. Give my kids mulligans*. Work nights to Pay for their text messaging. Take them to swimsuit shoots. But compared with Dick Hoyt, I suck. Eighty-five times he’s pushed his disabled son, Rick, 26.2 miles in marathons. Eight times he’s not only pushed him 26.2 miles in a wheelchair but also towed him 2.4 miles in a dinghy while swimming and pedaled him 112 miles in a seat on the handlebars — all in the same day (doing the Ironman Triathlon). Dick’s also pulled him cross-country skiing, taken him on his back mountain climbing and once hauled him across the U.S. on a bike. Makes taking your son bowling look a little lame, right?’

[With thanks to James at Narragansett Rowing Club for sending me this story.]

* For non-golfers, here’s the definition of a Mulligan

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