Thursday, March 28, 2013

It's in their genes. Or how my family took first place in the local sprint triathlon in the team division and second place overall


Two weekends ago, my 11 and 13 year old daughters and my 41 year old husband competed as a team in a local sprint triathlon.


The 13 year old, Boo, swam the 500 meters.  She hopped out of the pool and tagged Razor who then biked the 15 miles.

 
Once he was done biking he tagged my 11 year old, Licious, who ran the 5K (3.2 miles.)  And she nearly caught the overall winner on the run.  Whom I might add is a full on triathlon-er.
 



 

I waited in the cold morning air with every form of technology hanging from my neck or wrists capturing it all on digital film, video or cell phone.  And I was proudly the loudest "whoot-whoot-whooter"  there.

-dana

30 comments:

Lee D said...

Congrats to your family and you their #1 supporter!

Kar said...

I would have been the loudest one there also!!! What a great job the three of them did. I'm doing a little dance in my chair for them. Go Team!!!!

Jenny said...

how awesome for your family!
congratulations to you all

Jennifer said...

That's awesome! I would have been the loudest "whoot-whoot-whooter" as well! What an accomplishment!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Love it:) Congratulations to all!

Tina Craig said...

That's so great! My son had a big fan club for his first sprint triathlon last fall. He's looking forward to more races this spring/summer before he leaves for boot camp. I love my role as proud and supportive mom, and we can see that you do, too!

Molly said...

You sure got a happy, healthy bunch there! I love that your family plays so hard together.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

That is so awesome! Go Team Bolyard!!

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Well that is truly whoot worthy! Well done and very cool!

MeganW said...

this is so totally awesome!

Jessica Christensen said...

That is so awesome. What a great family tradition. :)

dolores said...

Ummmm....why didn't you tell me while we were sitting next to each other for 4 days?:)
That's fantastic...I would have loved to see Lic catching up to the front-runner!!!

Tracy said...

Extremely impressive! I wish I was a better swimmer. I can get across the pool but not with any speed. Nice work, team!

Kristen said...

Woot! Go team wonderful.

Glad they had fun and had you cheering them along.

I bet it was wonderful to watch.

Celebrate that team well, too. ;)

Krista said...

That's amazing! Congratulations!

Mrs D said...

Congratulations! Well done to your girls. I have just started training for my first triathlon in October.

A Girl said...

Congratulations! That's awesome.

Jackie said...

That's so awesome. I love that your husband and girls do something like this together. What a great way to spend time together and share an interest.

Simocha said...

Awesome!

Paige said...

Yay for your family, Dana! Awesome!

Birgit said...

Happy Easter to you and yours, Dana! May the Easter bunny be good to you! :)

Hugs,
your friend from Bavaria,
Birgit

AnnieO said...

Fantastic effort and a true trio of accomplishments! What a great family memory you'll all have!

Jo said...

Congrats to your family for taking part, and you have the absolute right to be proud. Well done

diane said...

and the crowd roars!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah said...

Wow! Great team work everyone.

Laura said...

Congratulations!

Lynne Shandley said...

A bit late but go team ORBC!

Lindsey R. :: LRstitched said...

WOOT! I bet your face hurt from smiling and cheering!! Congrats to them, that's quite an accomplishment!!

oh, jenny mae said...

this is so rad! I wish my kids would run or swim! Molly may end up being our only athlete.

Kelli said...

So great! What an awesome little family you have!