This weekend was the Cyswog N Fun triathlon in Nelson BC. My mom, dad and I entered as a team. My mom and I have been trying to get my dad into triathlons for a while, and doing one as a team seemed to be a good way to get him started!
So "Team D" was born (Danielle, Dagny and Don, not very original I know!)
|Mom, me and Dad before the race|
The race started at 8:00 am and the swimmers were off. I tried to keep an eye on my mom, but she was lost in a sea of green caps.
|Awesome green swim caps.. I think I might swipe Dag's when she isn't looking!|
It was a pretty decent time regardless.
|My mommy is #1!|
|Pops running into transition|
About 6km in the blisters were really starting to bother me, so I walked for a minute to try to adjust my toes. That just bothered me more so I decided to just suck it up and deal with it. I slowed my pace a little to try to relieve the pain a bit. With about half a km to go I saw my cheering section (mom, dad, Will, Lauren) hanging out on the bridge. A couple of high fives later and I was on my way to the finish line. My official time ended up being 1:01:19 which I was happy with considering the hills, the heat and the blisters. As soon as I was done I pulled my shoes off and was totally grossed out by what I saw.... ready for it??
One of the things I love about the Nelson Triathlon is the free pre and post race massages! My dad and I both partook.
|Donny getting a pre race massage|
Overall I was a great race. Our final time was 2:52:14. I have only been running again for about 3 weeks so I was happy with the time I put up. The course was absolutely gorgeous, and it was a really well run event.
|Lauren (who did her first solo sprint and rocked it!), my mom, me and my dad|
|Willy, posing for the camera|