Sunday, August 22, 2010

GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES

Our place has been a zoo for the last three days.  We have celebrated three birthdays that are three days apart on the calendar.  We had three of our children and their families visit.  And three members of our family:  First Son aka Bobert; his wife, Greasy Lightning, and Youngest Son, aka Beavis participated in the RUSH Triathlon.  Beavis and Greasy Lightning were in the Intermediate Race which is:  swim one mile, bike 24.8 miles and run 6.2 miles.  Bobert was in the Sprint Race which is:  swim a half mile, bike 14.2 miles and run 3.1 miles.  Last year all three did very well and Greasy Lightning was the fastest overall woman in The Sprint Race.  This year Bobert came in first in his age group and Beavis cut his time to a new personal best.

I followed them through the course with my camera.  I managed to get some good shots of all three in all three parts of the triathlon. Lots of pictures follow, mostly here for the racers to show off to their friends and family.  (note to family: high rez pics will come later on disk).

Beavis is the one in the yellow cap and black wet suit.
They're off!
Greasy Lightning
Out of the water and on to the bike

Beavis right behind her.
Transition to bike.

Bobert leaves on the Sprint Race
Almost through the half-mile course.
Bobert on his way to his bike

He's outta here!
I hurry to the next transition just in time to catch Greasy Lightning as she leaves on the run.
And almost miss Beavis on his way in.
And he is off to run the 6.2 miles, much of it is up hill and along dirt trails.
Bobert zooms in.
And zooms out to run 3.1 miles.
In no time at all...he's back.  This year First in his age group in The Sprint.
His wife is right behind him, at the top of the rankings in The Intermediate Race.  She looks cool and fresh after swimming, biking and now running over six miles.
Without much of a wait we see Beavis coming in--way under his last year's time.

These guys may be from Idaho but they're not couch potatoes!
Everyone said, "Wheeew!"

10 comments:

frayedattheedge said...

I am full of admiration for them - I'm tired out just reading their exploits!! I thought I was doing well with my 3-mile morning walk .....

Jill said...

What a family - wowee!! The idea of doing all of that is inconceivable to me, but you must be so proud of them all.

Linda Sue said...

I can't even walk across the street without nearly dying...so this sort of race makes no sense to me though I am sure it is amazing.It is like me, a slug, watching an eagle, them, really difficult to fathom...anyway, good times at the Neener palace!

ELIZABETH said...

Impressive. Nice that they are all involved.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Wow..I think this is terrific- great captures of them all too Lennie! I wish I had some energy to run right now!! It's awful (lol)

DayPhoto said...

WOW! That's something I know I could never do.

Leenie have you ever thought about doing the Sunday Stills challenge? You are a great photographer and so talented that I'm sure you would enjoy this fun little exercise.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Flea said...

WOW!!! That is so very cool!!! I'd say I'm jealous, but then I'd have to work. :)

Sarah said...

You have such a sporty family! They look so impressive and FIT! I think you have got great photos of them-worthy of a news report I would say! I am also from a sporty family but somehow the sporty gene missed me I think! I would love to have arms like Greasy Lightning!

Anairam said...

Oh my goodness - too much energy! But well done, Beevis, Bobert and Greasy Lightning - I live in awe of your athletic exploits!

CeeCee said...

Great shots and along day. I'm glad everyone did so well. You must have a great relationship with your DIL, to be able to call her 'greasy lightning'. :)