Sunday, July 31, 2011

Layton Triathlon

 Yesterday we participated in the Layton mini sprint triathlon. This time we added my dad and Natalie's husband, Preston, to the race! It was the perfect day-overcast and not too hot! We felt pretty lucky.

 Transition area was a bit crazy!

 Justin, the girls and my mom came as we were running, so we don't have any pics of us crossing the finish line, although they did see us and cheer us on! Actually, they parked right by where the run starts and noticed me and cheered me on! It was perfect timing!

 Look at my dad! He rode on his bike once before this race and didn't even swim. 60 years old! Of course it did help that he is a trail runner/marathoner!! He is definitely in good shape and that's why he did so well!

 Go dad! We are so proud of you!

 My mom and the girls wrote a little sign for us!

 With our fans ;) Justin is taking the picture.

 Here's my dad holding his timing card. He finished #1 in his age category!! Isn't that awesome?! His first time ever!

 If you don't have these shoes, you aren't cool. Just kidding! Nat bought these first, then I did and my mom followed after. We've told Emily they are the only way to go but she still hasn't felt the need I guess :)

 The swim part was at Layton's Surf N Swim.

 Here's what it looked like. You went up and down each lane, then switched lanes.

 After me, Nat and my dad finished our mini sprint, we went over to watch Preston swim. The girls helped themselves to the pool. Of course this is as much pool as Molly likes!

 My dad on the podium! #1 in Men's Mini Sprint age 60-64! Woo hoo dad!

 I made it on the podium too! I was 1st in my age category!! My girls were pretty interested in my new "necklace"! I have to say that I owe it to a girl that I will call my pacer! When I started out on the run she was in front of me and was keeping a good pace. I stayed behind her until the last little bit. She actually started to walk so I ended up passing her at the end, but I know I would have walked way more than the few times I did without her!!

 Natalie made it on the podium as well! She took 3rd in her age group! Go Nat!! You are awesome!

 Here we are with our medals. Do we have awesome genes or what?! Ha ha. Go Galbraiths!

All done!! Me, Preston, Natalie and my dad. It was a really fun triathlon and we all had a good time. I was happy that the distances were shorter (except the swim was the same: 300 m. swim, 5.5 mile bike, 1.5 mile run). Most of the people were first timers and it was smaller, which I liked. I thought it would bother me to have men doing it along side me, but it didn't at all. I actually passed a guy in the pool! And two older men on the run :) Anyway, thanks Nat for talking me into another one! Of course she's already emailed me about one in September! Ha ha. My time was about 47 minutes, which I felt good about.


erinmalia said...

this is so dang cool! how fun that you make it a family event.

emily said...

that's so fun! you guys rocked it, too. :) awesome.

any tips for me? i'll be doing a run-bike-run event on labor day. my first time doing something like that. and i am pretty clueless!

Karen said...

Awesome. Im impressed.

Emily said...

Goo Galbraith's indeed!!! Way to represent :) I'm actually pretty glad that I didn't do the tri with you because I would NOT have been up on the medal stand and would have felt even worse. But I'm super proud of all of you! That is so awesome!

Jeff and Kathryn said...

Way to go! Awesome job!

Christine said...

Go Bruce! ANd go you, first in your age category! Amazing.

Niederfam said...

come on, you like it.......and your glad i keep finding ways for you to spend $$$$ on exercise!!! ;) combine exercise with couples trip come september and i'm pretty sure it's a WIN WIN, even if we aren't on the podium!!!!

WAY TO GO you are an amazing TRIathlete. it was FUN and i'm glad this time we caught up here and there, it made it even better.

Nanette said...

Congrats nicole! 1st place is impressive!