“I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” -2 Timothy 4:7
When our oldest son was 12, he and my husband used to do distance bike races and mini triathlons called Tin Men. They “earned” cool t-shirts for participating that had the name of the event and the sponsors printed on the front. It was late winter or early Spring and they signed up to do Chaffey College’s Tin Man. I can’t remember the exact distances, but there was a run through an orange grove, a bike ride loop around town, and it ended with a couple of laps in the pool.
Two weeks before the event both of them got some high-fever, bone-achy flu. They thought they’d quickly recover, but soon realized they weren’t going to be well in time. We’d paid their entrance fees, so the morning before the race I called Chaffey to see if we could get our money back. I was told, “no refunds.”