Tuesday, March 24, 2009

In My Head Are A Thousand Posts...

Okay, maybe not a thousand, but at least a couple hundred! The problem is the time I need to sit down and actually put them into my blog. Then there is the downloading of pictures, if I can find the right camera and memory card that I need that is. I could spend hours blogging, which would be fine with me. But I have a feeling my starving, naked family that would be living in a filthy home would object. Some people are obviously way more organized than myself, it's a flaw I live with daily folks.
Anyway, I need to catch up on a post promised a long time ago. WB did his 3K and my sister did her very first triathlon the next day. It was another frigid day. The temp was below freezing with windchill and I don't even want to guess what the water temp in the lake was. I cried when Kim stripped down to her shorts and running top. It may have just been the Arctic blast that caused the tears, but they were there. The officials decided to cancel the swim, oh did I mention not only was the water freezing but there were whitecaps larger than what I've seen on the beach recently. Anyway, that meant run, bike, run which can throw a person off, especially when they've been training diligently for the swim.

Kim started the race and as we waited for the first runners to come in she was probably the third woman and about 10 men in before her. She's a powerhouse I tell ya! Anyway, she hopped on her bike and was off again. Which meant I ran back to the car with Little One to stay warm. Bikers started coming in and she was in the lead pack. I cheered her off to her final run and then ran back to the car for warmth. At this point there was some commotion because bikers were coming in asking where the second loop was. Apparently, it was not well marked and some people had missed the second loop therefore not going the distance and shaving considerable time off that leg of the tri.
The finish was awesome. My sister was a good 30 paces behind the woman in front of her on the last stretch. Kim kicked it into overdrive and blew past her to finish at least 30 yards ahead of her. I'm telling you she is a machine! Here's the real kicker that women in front of her was in her age group so she overtook her to win 1st place. Yes, first place for her age group!! And to make it even more amazing my sister ran an extra 1/4 of a mile or so because the course was not well marked and she took an extra loop. That woman she blew past, later looking at the times it was obvious she had not done the extra loop on the bike. So all in all Kim would have blown the competition away in her class. Pretty cool, huh?

There's the champ with our mom.


Pat's Place said...

Wow! I had not heard all those details! Congratulations to Kim. What is the next task for all the runners in your family?? Maybe Little One can join in--she really has great form and stamina from what I saw the other night as she chased the girls in the field--not to mention the other two girls!

kpottlitzer said...

thanks kara! you make me sound like a rockstar! it was great having the family support. i would have hated being their alone!

Kara said...

You are a rockstar:)!!