Even though I haven't been racing, I'm still finding ways to light the competitive fire. Best yet, this latest sport is a father-and-son affair, so the training regimen is a family affair.
Aidan and I have gotten into Competitive Toddler Tossing:
He's pointing his toes! What an athlete!
As a sport, CTT is still in its infant stage -- but hey, if curling is an Olympic sport then who knows what the future will hold for CTT. CTT athletes typically peak in their 20s (for Dads) and 20 pounds (for toddler). Since Aidan is such a peanut, we've really got to make the most of our CTT while we're so clearly in our prime.
The core principals of CTT are to toss with the legs, but to also really (and I can't stress this enough) -- really, really -- pay attention to the height of the ceiling. CTT scores are based on vertical distance measured from the ceiling, but you don't want to risk crashing your partner into the ceiling. I think Aidan and my's PR at the moment is about 10 inches.
(BTW, Aidan loves it. When I catch him he says, "A-dat, a-dat!" [again, again])
After a recent training session.
Athlete of the future.