My Wife (and Family) at the YWCA Triathlon

>> Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Sunday was the YWCA of Minneapolis Women's Triathlon. They had a record number of athletes out there: there were around 1500 finishers total! My wife was there to race for the 2nd time (she did it in 2016 as well), and her sister Steph was there to do the bike portion of a relay with her sister-in-law and aunt:


Sisters. You can't tell, can you?


Henry and Mama pre-race. Charlie didn't want to be in the pic.

The boys and I hung out with Steph's family as we watched the athletes go by. Shortly, we saw my cutie come out of the water:


FOCUSED.

Then we walked over to the "bike out" / "bike in" side of transition to wait for our ladies to come by. We first saw Christina Roberts just KILLING it in first place:




Teammate Jennifer finishing the bike (ended up 3rd OVERALL) as long-time tri buddy Amy B heads out!


Aunt Stephie finishing her ride!


Steph averaged nearly 19 mph!


We spotted Mama in the distance!


She was so focused on safely getting around 1 more cyclist that she never heard us cheering for her.


Go Mama!

As she was out on the run, we played in large trees on the way back towards the finish line:


Henry, Wes, Evie, and Charlie (under Evie's butt) in a large tree!


The boys in another tree.


The boys running with Mama over the last 100 meters!


LOVE this photo.


Running off to the finish with her boys!

She ended up doing great! She took off about 2 minutes from 2 years ago, finishing with a 500 yard swim in 10:43, a 15.5 mile bike in 50:24 (18.5 mph), and a 5K run in 25:01, for a total of 1:29:59. She was 87 out of nearly 1200 overall, and 10 out of nearly 200 in her age group! CONGRATS HUNNIE!!

Then we headed STRAIGHT to bro-in-law Matt's house on Lake Minnetonka for a day of playing on the boat:


Mama and Charlie lounging.


Most of the gang. Yes, Charlie is practically falling asleep in that floaty.


The racing sisters with a tired 4-year-old.

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