Saturday, October 13, 2007

Kids Triathlon

Last week when I was looking through our communities Parks and Rec activities guide, I came across a kids triathlon. I said, "How fun a kids triathlon!" My daughter perked right up and declared that she want to do a triathlon. It was all she could talk about that day. Since I was not sure what our schedule looked like for that day, I tried to encourage without committing. The week passed and she started talking about "her triathlon." I tried calling the parks and rec and got their voice mail. I left a message and did not see their returned message until bedtime last night.
This morning came and I woke her up asking her if she really wanted to do the triathlon. She bolted out of bed. Like the race had already begun and was all for it.
We put on her suit, put sweat pants over it and walked(biked) over to the school. It was at the end of our street. We were able to register. She got her own number and a water bottle. (Pre-registration got bags ands t-shirts as well.) She was happy she was able to race.
The older kids went first. We cheered as they ran around the track and biked. She thought this took a long time.
After all the older kids were finished, it was time for the teddy bear tri. All kids 6 and under.
She lined up on the crack in the sidewalk. The parents were allowed to accompany their kids for the teddy bear. So at go we set off, running together. They did the events in reverse as it was so cold today and they did not want wet heads outside. So off we ran to her bike. A short little course to the door of the school. Then we ran down the hallway to the pool. We quick snapped on her life jacket and off she went swimming. She was so excited, she smiled the whole way down the pool. YEAH!!! We are very proud of her. The day before she turns four and she is our little triathlete.

The run...


The bike...


The swim...


Checking out her cool medal!


Our little triathlete!

6 comments:

Mindy Richmond said...

How awesome! She is an amazing little girl.

3796 - those were the last four digits of my phone number in high school...

J said...

How Great!

Dad said...

Way To Go DD. I just knew you would be in a race some day ... but you surprised grandpa by doing it before you even turned 4. Good Job.

learner said...
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Heidi said...

This brought tears to my eyes! How sweet for all of you and congrats to your little triathelete!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Phil & Mrs Sue are so proud. Way to go little lady. We love and miss you. Mrs. Sue B