Saturday, June 7, 2008


John accomplished the Salem Triathalon today! We're so proud of him! He did much better with the swim than he thought he would.

Maybe the triathalon should have been titled a dyathalon because biking was eliminated from the race due to the rain (supposedly it creates dangerous riding conditions on the road).

We're proud of him anyway!

Here's the group of tri-athletes getting ready to begin the race.

PS I felt motivated by all these men and women who have trained long and hard to take part in such a challenging event. I almost felt the desire to complete one - just so could have accomplished such a thing in this lifetime. But then I realized....I've done 4 of my own kind of "triathalons"!

Only, mine doesn't consist of 5K runs or 500 meter swims...oh no, mine is 9 months long and the hardest stretch of the "race" comes at the end. I accomplish this challenge without any energy booster packs, wet suits, or a full body massage and treats after crossing the finish line.

Such are the challenges I train for and accomplish and I do one about every 2 or 3 years!

I'm impressed. :)


Green Smoothies in the morning


Raw almonds

Almond milk (vanilla flavored)

Meals with veggies

Herbal Teas


dlkenney said...

Congrats to John.

Chris and Tara said...

Way to go! I am always impressed with any one who can compete in those type of races. My races include a nephew who always wins. Ü

Jodie F. said...

Wow!!! Way to go John!! That is a huge accomplishment! Looks like you guys are doing great!! I am sad I missed the girl's night. Matt as gone and Avery was sick.:( Next time!!

Angela said...

I popped over here from Sonja's site- Great blog- I love her, so I was interested to see who she is mingling with for homeschool! Great sight! I 'll be back!

PS Way to go on your husbands TRI- I loved your version of a TRI- I agree after 4 kids, I have way out done my husbands Boston Marathon:)