Monday, June 15, 2009

Taylor's First Triathlon


I'm the proudest mama ever! Taylor completed a triathlon on Sunday and had the time of her life.
Her age group swam 25 feet,
rode 1/4 mile,
and ran 100 yards.
Fortunately, they were allowed to wear a life jacket in the swim and have training wheels for the bike. She was the second girl to finish in her group, but I am most proud of the way she handled the race. She crashed her bike when her training wheel slipped off the wet pavement and scraped her knees, but she got right back up and kept going with a big ol' smile. She also did the race with her bestest buddy and the her first words across the finish line were "H, that was SO MUCH FUN!" I don't think the smile left her face one time (well, maybe just a second when she crashed), but she was in it for the fun. All the kids got a big metal when they crossed the finish line which was way cool. And, the proceeds from the race went to a really great cause: Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. If you haven't heard of it, check it out.

7 comments:

Kiley said...

That is totally awesome!

Gray Eyed Scorpio said...

Rock on! My son keeps pretending to race. Next year, when he's five, we'll let him give it a go.

Sunny of The Beehive said...

That's so awesome, I had no idea they had those for kids!

Punkinhead said...

Fantastic! I want to start one in NWA!! :) Congrats to Taylor.

dogwood said...

Sunny, there are a few around the state.. some more competitive than others (Conway has a big one). You so should Lauri! It was so much fun.. laid back, no crazy parents (there were strict rules about that). The website for the race is : http://www.stearnsracetiming.com/Kids%20Triathlon/Triathlon.htm

dogwood said...

http://www.stearnsracetiming.com
Then click on the Lemonade logo

Chandra said...

Holy spokes! This is an impressive feat for a youngun!!

Peace :)