Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Maggie the Triathlete

It's literally been so long since I've blogged that Blogger has changed the format for posting and I'm having a hard time figuring it out.  Sorry for some of the sideways pictures.  I can't figure out how to rotate them and why they are appearing sideways in the first place.  Oh well.  I'll add it to the list of things to do.  : )

Maggie participated in her first triathlon.  It was a kids only triathlon...50 meter swim, 2.5 mile bike, .5 mile run for those 10 and under.  For the 11-14 year olds it was a bit longer.  Anyway...she ROCKED IT!!!!!  She was in the 7-8 year old age group (she's 7) and I think there were 66 of them total with about 30 of them being 7 year olds.  Anyway, she came in 16th overall with the highlight being that she came in 4th overall out of the 7 year olds and 1st in the run portion for the 7 year olds.  She was tied for 2nd in the entire 7-8 year old age group for the run portion and only lost 1st place by 4 seconds!  She lost a lot of time in the transition putting on clothes and got a bit lost finding her "parking spot" in the transition area after the bike portion so she could have done a lot better with her time.  Oh well, we live and learn and won't put on so many clothes next time.  She had fun and we are so proud of her. 
 When we arrived we checked in and got body marked and the whole bit, just like the real thing!
 Then we had a long 2 hour wait until her heat started.  We watched all the older kids so she'd know what to expect and tried to stay cool. 
 All ready to start!  Nervous but excited. 
 Finally her heat was called.
 She was 2nd out of the pool in her heat and then was off to her bike.
 After finally finding her parking spot she was off to the races!
Hot and red faced she finished!!!!  Thankfully potato chips were waiting at the finish line...maybe that's why she ran so fast????? 

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