3 people, 3 races, 2 days!
First of all, as most of you know The Gulf Coast Triathlon in Panama City was this weekend. My Dad did the WHOLE thing by himself! He did awesome on the swim! He beat his New Orleans swim time, and his bike time! On his run he didn’t do as well, but it was like 90 degrees outside! We were even hot just watching, but had fun volunteering at the swim and in transition. Daddy had a tough run because his legs started to cramp, and he just… fell over when he tried to take a rock out of his shoe! (He never got the rock out.) When he was finishing his face was really really white, so my mom was kinda worried, and he got an IV, and was a hundred times better.
A bunch of friends also did the race and they all did awesome. Congrats to you all!!
Also this weekend my brother and I did a race! I did a 200 yard swim a 6 mile bike, and a 1-mile run. My brother did half that distance. Think I did pretty well on the swim, I felt awesome on the bike, and I definitely need to work on my run, but I still did awesome! I know you are wondering what place I got…. I got FIRST in the 13-14 girls! My friend Kristin came in third over all for the 13-14 girls, and it was only her first one. I am super proud of her. My brother came in 2nd in the 9-10 boys division.
Besides the main things that happened this weekend, there were also some other exciting things!
First, when we were waiting for my dad to finish the swim, we were cheering everybody on. We met this man standing next to us, Mr. Priest, and we started chatting. He was saying that he was waiting for his wife, and she has one AMAZING story!!! First of all she used to be 321 pounds…321!! Now, she is only 150 something. My mom asked Mr. Priest how she got so heavy, and then how she got so skinny. He said that she just sat on the couch and ate chips and cookies and too much food, and that he’s a really good cook. Then he said that one day she just decided to start biking, so he bought her a Wal-mart bike… and now she’s a healthy weight and averages 23 miles per hour on a new bike!!!! That story is just so inspirational to me!! Then as I was leaving the race, I saw some of my friends and I was cheering them on, and Mr. Priest came up to me and said that his wife had beaten 6 of the pros!!!!!!! I am so so so impressed!! If you are interested her name is Deborah Priest from Atlanta, Georgia, and this summer she is doing a bike across the country in 10 days. I think biking across the country sounds awesome, but I think I would like to take my time. Mr. Priest also had a bunch of fun triathlon quotes, but the one I like the best was “when a person puts on a wet suit they turn into superman”. I really liked that one. He also said that everyone has a story why they are doing triathlons, from losing weight, to to trying to become pro.
OK so that’s it for now. I have to go study for math, and/or watch TV! Happy Mothers Day!!