Monday, June 8, 2009


I don't have a list of things I want to do in my life, but whenever I do decide to make that list, I will write down triathlon, and then cross it off, because Robert and I did our first ever triathlon yesterday. I got the idea to try a triathlon about a month ago and asked Robert if he would be interested in doing it also, and he said that he was. After a month of strenuous lazy training (Two bike rides, two swims, and maybe one run but I don't recall), it was time to race. By and large, it was quite a success. My main goal was to finish the race and not do anything to embarrass myself. Mission accomplished. It was a sprint triathlon, so we swam 400 meters, biked 12 miles, and then ran a 5k. These great pictures are brought to you courtesy of my lovely wife, who was able to get great pictures of both Robert and I by sprinting all around the pool and the course to catch us each at various transition points.

Visualizing success:

Robert finishing the swim:

350 meters down and still good:

Robert on the bike:

Smiling (only on the outside):

Robert finishing:

I look less cool than him:



jennie said...

those pictures are awesome! congratulations! i love the thumbs up in the pool. was it raining the whole time?

Chris said...

Nope it was never raining. It started off pretty foggy but the sun was out towards the end of the race.

Aunt Paula said...

Great job, Chris! Those sure were great pictures. My thanks to Katie for her efforts.

Patty said...

So great to feel like I was there! you both did a great job. I like your training schedule, Chris!

LA-Eileen said...

Great job, guys. What an accomplishment. Thanks for the photos, Katie. Good shots.