Saturday, August 16, 2008

Splash Mash Dash!

Last week was our triathlon! It was such a blast but I'm glad its over! It was great to see the improvements I made in a year after being able to train more and the fact that I hadn't just had a baby. The sprint tri was an 800m swim, 13 mile bike, and 3.5 mile run. The highlight of the day though was watching Abbie and Sam do the kids triathlon. They had it so well organized with a timing chip, t-shirts, medals, and even a goodie bag for the kids. The girls were so excited! They did a 2 lap swim, 3 mile bike, and 1/2 mile run. It was very inspiring watching all these kids pushing themselves to do their best. Each participant was allowed one parent in the transition area. So, Kent went with Abbie and the kids and I were looking for her at different spots on the course. Every time we saw her we screamed for her and she had a smile that went from ear to ear. We couldn't have been more proud!!!! It was definitely one of the highlights of our summer.













8 comments:

Nan Campbell said...

Way to go Abbie!!! What an accomplishment! Kate will have to give it a try with you next year. So proud of you!Keep it up and you will be in the Olympics 2016!!!

Jodi-SugarPlumStitches.com said...

Abbie-O!!! You are the BIGGEST ROCK STAR i know! WAY TO GO! I am SOOOO proud of you! That is SO great! You have done something that your Aunt Jo-Jo hasn't done! awesome job!

Carrie said...

Way to go Abba Dabba Doo. I am so proud of you. There aren't very many 9 year olds that would go and to a triathelon! You inspire me!!!

Joyana said...

CONGRATS JEN & ABBEY!!! What an accomplishment - we are all VERY proud of you. I know you trained hard Jen and I am glad for you that you did it, and that it's over! You're awesome!

Berly said...

HOW FUN!! I am glad she had a good time and you did so AWESOME!! way to go!!

Liz said...

Good for you guys! I am so impressed by how dedicated you have been! Adam wants me to do one with him some time. I don't know if I am brave enough. Way to go!

Rachael Jill said...

GO JEN AND ABBY!! That is amazing!! So proud of you both!

The Flemings: said...

You guys are awesome! I have to get the boys to do the kids race next year. Looks like a blast!