This weekend opened triathlon season for the rest of our family that cares to do tris. The kids had a blast on Saturday competing in a KIT (Kids in Training) triathlon — a great organization that teaches kids how to do triathlons and has fun in the process. Our six-year-old completed his first and was ear-to-ear grins every time he passed by. It was pretty hot though. Afterward we ate at Brigs and discovered for the first time their strawberry shortcake … there was nothing short about it. A delicious mountain … and our 3-year-old had ordered it for dessert. It was bigger than he was. He needed some help, a lot of help … Delicious. We’ll be going back for some similar “carb loading” in the future I’m sure.
Help is also what I needed today in completing my first tri of the season with fellow blogger Steve. Aside from being redirected by a kayaking referee to a buoy on the swim course about a hundred yards away that I had apparently missed, the most notable part of the race was the scorching heat. I felt more like a snail on the run than a human, let alone a triathlete. I had a snail’s pace during the run and left a moisture path behind most the way … After the race, we immediately departed for the mandatory post-race cheeseburger. When we returned to the car an hour later (big cheeseburgers), the car thermometer read 103 degrees.
Perfect for baking eggs and triathletes on the pavement …
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You did awesome! Congrats! Love you.