Tom was up at 5:30 this morning and was off to compete in his race. I stayed back at the Youngs’ house until the kids were up and so I could sleep just a little more (it was another sleepless night). Tom was scheduled to get into the pool at 6:45 am. Luckily the kids were all up by 7:00 and so I got to to the race with Miller by 8:00 am. I was so excited for Tom. As I pulled up I saw some bikers coming down the hill and it really made me proud to know that he was somewhere doing the same thing. I got Miller into the stroller and headed for the finish line. By the looks of things, I figured he was out on the run and it wouldn’t be long before he came running up to the finish line. I waited about 15 minutes and saw him coming. I was excited and proud to see him finishing something that he set out to do months ago. It was my idea to sign up for the Greensboro Triathlon, but when it got cancelled I lost interest. Tom decided that he would continue to train and find another triathlon to compete in, and he did. Nice job, Honey!
Tom finished in the middle of the pack. There were 300 racers and he finished about 155 and was 9th in his age bracket. Not too shabby! He is hoping to run in the Surf City race at the beach on September 8th. I think we are going to plan a family vacation around it.
Here is a video of Tom crossing the finish line (hopefully) and then a picture of him and Miller having a snack together. Go Tom!
We had a fabulous and fun filled weekend together. It was great to get out of town, have fun, and relax. We already have a few other weekends planned!