Tuesday, June 12, 2012


On Sunday, Luke and I competed in a local triathlon.  

His first!  

He's hooked..  

His friend, who's done them before, also competed.  It was sooooo much fun.

Unlike running marathons, triathlons give you variety.  Once you are sort of tired of one event, you switch to another It's the best.  

It was so funny when my son told me that he overheard one competitor saying to another, that he had ran a "light" 24 mile run yesterday.  "Yeah," the other guy said, "that 70 miler the other day really wore me out." 

I remember when I did my first triathlon, there were guys doing the same thing...talking about their bikes that cost thousands of dollars.  A different league.  It's all good. 

Here we are before the race at about 6:20 in the morning...at an outdoor pool.

If the race is small, you usually end up with a medal!

After the race!  We all got medals.

Me and Luke.
We're looking for more triathlons to compete in this summer.  For years I hoped that one, some, or all of my kids would enjoy running and competing with me. So it was exciting to compete with one of my kids!  Who's next?!?

 It's not about the win, it's about the drive, the commitment, the ability to finish what you set out to do. 

Just in case you're wondering, it was a 400 meter swim, 10 mile bike and 2 mile run.  Short and fun.  We even made it to church on time afterward!!

I was so excited to be able to do this, and so thankful for my health!

"So take a new grip with your tired hands, stand firm on your shaky legs, and mark out a straight, smooth path for your feet so that those that follow you, though weak and lame, will not fall and hurt themselves, but become strong."   Hebrews 12:12
 ... let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.  Hebrews 12:1-2

Doesn't everything point back to God?!  Even running and triathlons!

What excites you that points you to the Creator?


  1. That"s so awesome you did it together! I hope to do one with one of my kids too :) I love triathlons!!! After my 1st TRI i was hooked-they are so fun :)

    1. Are you still doing triathlons? I haven't done one since before I had kids! I had a HARD time trying to find someone to watch my kids for me. I was so excited to be able to do one again!

  2. That's great! It looks like y'all had so much fun!

  3. Nancy,
    It really was fun! I smiled the whole time.

  4. How precious that your kids join you in this! Isn't that what we are aiming for as parents? That all our guiding, instructing, and leading would end in FRIENDSHIP and EMULATION??

    Beautiful! Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph!

  5. Great words Kelli! I'm not always sure I want them to emulate me because I'm a work in progress too!