A few weeks ago Seth came home with a sheet about a triathlon being held at the school natatorium. He was excited and very interested in doing it! We chose to support him...did very minimal training and today was the big day!
We got there (right after his morning soccer game) and got him all checked in!
He had his only little staging area for his bike and shoes.
And even looked really official with his number on his arms and neck...YEAH #57
Then into the natatorium for staging. He was with 6-8 year olds...and they separated them by kids who were on swim teams and those who weren't. The swimmers started off first! WOW!
Seth swam the 75 yards (3 laps of the pool) He did choose to grab a kick board pretty early on. We had practiced and he could have done 2 on his own for sure...but I think he got nervous...and just happened to pass a lifeguard with one right off the bat.
Then...he runs out of the natatorium (must have been bright) to his staging area! The parents are all roped off and can't help!
He had a little trouble with his shoes...he got them on the wrong foot...and finally with the help of 2 adult helpers...he was ready to go! He was off on a 2 mile bike ride around the high school campus...we weren't able to see him for most of it!
Then...finally he came back and hopped off his bike for 1/2 mile run!
He ran the whole time....
and completed it all! I'm one proud mama!