Saturday, July 25, 2009

My Tri-athletes

Chloe and Jaden were at it again. Today was South Bend's Kid's Triathlon. The City does an OUTSTANDING job of running this event...hundreds of children and there were all done in 2 hours!

Chloe had two BIG accomplishments today...she finished 2 minutes faster than last year AND she ran the fun 1/2 mile without stopping...she has NEVER run a 1/2 mile straight, not even when we practiced for the triathlon. (Yes, my kids ASKED to practice, so it wasn't just competitive dad pushing them!!) I was sooooooooooooo proud of her.
Jaden did very well too...he was behind in his heat after the pool to bike transition, but he made up some ground while on the bike. In the next transition between the bike and run he made up ground and started the run even with another 2 boys. One of the boys was from the heat BEFORE him and the other in his heat. Jaden ended up WINNING his heat AND WINNING his age division by close to 15 seconds. The boys he was running with came in 2nd and 5th. HE WAS SWEATING after that was fun! He shaved off 2 1/2 minutes off of his time from last year when he finished 3rd.

The bottom line...I am sooooooooooooooooooo proud of both of them...they both worked hard and practiced and it paid off!

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