Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

Ultrarunning and Life's Lessons

Ultrarunning and Life’s Lessons

My daddy and I like to play pretend.

I am better at pretending then he is.

But he is better at knowing things than I am. He has lived a lot longer than me so he should know some things that I don’t know.

And I play more than he does so I should be a better pretender than him.

It makes sense.

He is teaching me some of the lessons he learned from being a triathlete and ultrarunner. We are putting all those lessons here on my blog for me to have forever and ever and for other little boys and girls to learn.

Here’s a lesson:

“Judge a cyclist by the trueness of his line and the callouses on his hand.”

I think this means – you can’t fake it.

If the guy on the bicycle can’t go straight, if he or she wobbles then they aren’t really good yet.

BTW, I am learning to ride my bicycle now, and boy do I wobble!

And if a guy on a bicycle doesn’t have proof in tough hands that he or she has been on that bicycle a LOT, then they probably haven’t.

Lesson: People say they are a lot of things, that they do or have done a lot of things, but the proof is in the seeing.

Next time somebody tells you they can or have done something, tell them to show you.

I guess I’d better be ready, too!

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.


Author Bill Belew is also featured in Prachesta Magazine. Here is the Interview.


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