Sunday, July 14, 2013

Clear Lake Triathalon

Seth has been training hard to do his first Triathlon. He's always wanted to do one. His really good climbing friend, Mitch Hungate, did ironman triathlons and was an amazing climber. When Mitch died in an avalanche a few months ago Seth decided he'd do a tri for Mitch, especially since he was hoping to do one with him someday. It was just a sprint distance, 1/3 mile swim, 14 mile bike, 4 mile run. Still seems like quite an accomplishment to me though. The kids came with me to support him and were so excited to watch and cheer for Seth. There was the cutest kids tri afterwards and if we would have known we would have had Parker race too. Seth did really well. He was very prepared and ended up 15th overall and 1st in his age division. He needs to work on swimming a bit more, but how are you supposed to practice swimming with a ton of people kicking you in the face or running into you? He was a really strong rider and runner and came across the finish looking great. I'm very proud of him. 

Starting the running portion he said he felt like he was walking because he had just been riding really fast, even though he was running about a 6 minute mile.

Parker was all about the snack bar at the end of the race.

The timing company I work for, BuDu Racing, was doing this event and they let Parker run through the finish. He was so excited.

Monday, July 8, 2013

More of our Whidbey Island Adventures

Growing up I remember spending almost the entire summer at our cabin on Whidbey Island. We are lucky enough to still have time throughout the summer to go back and have Parker and Lindy experience "island life." We did what we always do at the cabin: play games, soak up the sun, shell hunting, play in the waves, explore the small towns, long walks on the beach, bonfires and lots of crabbing.

We even decided to take the long way home and go up to Deception Pass and spend time exploring there. Loved it!