Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Kids Triathalon

We are so proud of Joey for completing his first triathalon. He started training in April and trained all summer long. Sadly, he had a fever and was really sick the whole week before the triathalon. We called the doctor and asked her what we should do...he had trained so long and the fever seemed to be really random. Some days barely there and other days as high as 104 degrees. She told us to ask him how he felt that morning and to make sure that he got plenty of water the night before, during and after the race. He did a great job and we are so proud!

We got up at 5:00 to get on the bus heading toward the lake by 6:30 a.m.

web sun in bus

After getting body marked,

web body marking

we headed to the lake. The first event is swimming and Joey was in the first wave.

web swim boys

web wave 25

Next up: biking. I can really tell in some of these photos that he was not his usual energetic self. This is one of those photos.

web Joey R finish bike

web Joey R bike 2

The final leg is the run.

web Joey start run

Here he is crossing the finish line. Many kids got there and threw up or collapsed. (The first ones across the line.)

web Joey crosses finish

I'm pretty sure he was glad to be done with it, but he also said he wants to try again next year!

web Joey medal


the meaklims said...

Incredible. As a Mum, I would be so proud of him...and I know you are.


Lori said...

Wow what a great experience, way to go Joey ~ you must be SO proud!!