Big congrats to my big sister who finished the Memorial Day Sprint Distant Triathlon held at the Nashville JCC sponsored by Team Magic. Her final race time was 1 hr 16 minutes, just one minute over her goal finish time! She completed a 200 yard swim, an 8.5 mile bike ride and 2 mile run. My sister has lost an amazing 40 pounds since training! She hadn’t ridden a bike in 30 years when she bought her bike in 2007. Yesterday was the third triathlon event she has completed. She is truly an inspiration and proof that it’s never too late to start training for an athletic event. Psssstttt….my sister celebrated her 50th birthday last November.
You go girl!
As you can see all the sitting and waiting and eating Goldfish crackers at the triathlon sidelines was just too taxing on poor Miss A who was ready to go home about 5 minutes after we arrived. Trust me I was ready for her to go home about five minutes after we arrived. I tried to document the grumpiness but she wouldn’t even look at the camera.
She wasn’t much happier sitting on my dad’s shoulders wearing his big mouth bass baseball cap. Maybe she was po’d because I wouldn’t let her wear her beloved black boots?
A certain grumpy girl had to take a potty break and we ended up missing my sister’s finish. I’m thinking next year Miss A can stay home and eat Goldfish crackers from the comfort of the sofa. Thank God it was overcast yesterday and not 85 degrees and sunny or Miss A would have spontaneously combusted into a fireball of grump.
Miss A cheered up after the race was over. Especially when she and Miss C borrowed some stranger’s Eddie Bauer camping chairs.
All kidding aside, we love you Beth and we are all SO proud of you!