Saturday, May 31, 2008

Kids Triathlon!

Michael is part of the Kids Triathlon today starting at Willow Creek school ending at Mayo High School.
He is so excited, and I did not sleep at all last night as I am so nervous for him!!
He has to swim 50 yards, bike 2.1 miles and run 1/4 mile.
Cross your fingers for him!
I will be back later with pics of him in action!


Michael did awesome! We were not allowed into the pool (parents) as the area is fairly small, so he was on his own there and we were anxiously awaiting him outside. Didn't get a ton of pictures as he passed us so fast, but my mother in law got some I think, so I will have her share with me!
Here is what we got:

Michael running from the pool to the first transition point. Kevin cheering him on.

Michael changing into his gear at the first point before getting ready to bike 2.1 miles to the high school.

Waiting in line to meet Jarod Shoemaker (who will be in Bejing representing the US in Triathlon). This was after crossing the finish line.

Michael with Jarod - Jarod is signing his Wheaties Cereal box for the kids to were part of the race!

Overall and awesome experience! I am so proud of Michel for doing it and for finishing! I know I would have problems keeping up even with this short route! In a few years, maybe we can work out together, go on runs, bike ride and maybe even swim:) Last week Michael ran in the Med City Kids Marathon which entails him running 25 miles in 1/2 mile increments and then the day of the race he has to run the last 1.2 miles to the finish line. I will post some pictures from that another day.

Have a wonderful weekend! I have to go back to cleaning my basement (we got water in our basement last night and the night before.Could have been prevented the 2nd night if the people staying in our basement would have let us know right away it was a bit wet after the rain Thursday night, but they didn't think it was a big deal.......yikes!

1 comment:

Anne Elise said...

Så flott!! Gratulerer Michael! Vi gleder oss til å se dere igjen i sommer!! Savner dere så veldig!!

Synd med kjelleren, igjen, men det gå nok bra dette også.
Hils alle!!