Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cheering for Dad at the Salem Sprint Triathlon

This year for Father's Day the kids and I paid the registration for Paul to run the Salem Sprint Triathlon.  He hadn't run a triathlon since he was a teenager, but he'd been training consistently and was ready to go.
 We watched Paul transition from swim to bike, and then ride off on his bike.  The boys and I then spent some time in the sand of the volleyball court.  The event organizers had been kind enough to provide toys.
 Reid really seems to like snakes.  I may be in trouble.  This one, fortunately, is just play.

There were also bubbles.

And the boys made a sign for Paul.  They held it while waiting him to finish the bike portion.  I didn't even know that Reid knew how to draw circles before this!

Paul came in towards the finish on the 5K portion.

And he was done.  Success!

He even placed in his age group!
On the way home, Paul said, "Now you need to do one".  And I said, "Um, no thanks.  I only run!"

30 comments:

Nancy Claeys said...

Yay Paul! Well done. :)

Buttons said...

Congrats Paul. He did so well because he had the most beautiful reasons sitting and waiting on the finish line:) B

andy said...

Looks like a blast For daddy and boys ! Have a great day

My Journey With Candida said...

Congratulations to Paul!! I don't blame you for not wanting to do a triathlon, those things look grueling.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the picture of all your guys together!

Sally said...

Good job! And, Paul? I only walk. :)

Kim said...

Okay that picture with the three boys holding the sign - tHE BEST!! You guys are setting such an excellent example for your boys putting your health first!

Barbara said...

Congrats to your hubby! I love the picture of the boys holding up the sign. That is just too adorable.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Congrats to Paul! I'm glad everyone had a great day!

Jill said...

Way to go, Paul!

Lisa, I adore the shot of the boys with their sign for Dad. So cute!

Valerie said...

Way to go Paul!! And it looks like all of you had a fun day. What a great idea that the race organizers put toys out for the kids, and I love the sign your boys made too!

By the way,I bet you would be awesome at a triathlon if you ever did do one! :)

Maple Lane said...

Congrats, Paul! I love these photos - great memories for all.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

How wonderful that the boys could participate in their own way--I loved the sign they made Paul.

Hmmm, maybe you could consider doing one, Lisa! :-)

TexWisGirl said...

good for him! dang!

A Quiet Corner said...

WHAT a talent he is!!! He camps, he runs, he swims, he bikes, he works, he's not afraid of bears!!!! Hugs to you for training him, Baby Girl!!!...:)JP

Renae said...

Lisa! hi! first off, thank you for joining me and my awesome peeps. secondly, I liked your word choice of "loathe" describing a yard sale. hahaha.

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Ginny said...

What a cool gift you got him! But I am glad that you are not interested. The boys made a really great sign!!!!

Sandy said...

Good for Paul. Yes, you should do one. I am sure you could. I have to admit though...paying entrance fees for a triathlon is a rather odd Father's Day gift.

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Way to go, Paul!

The Incredible Woody said...

Awesome! I did a triathlon several years ago. I was dead dog last but I finished!!

Texan said...

wtg Paul and I agree you should do one now! You can do it girly!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Way to go Paul! What an exciting thing to do. Looks like the boys had fun.

Becky Jane said...

Tell ya what,you run, I'll swim and we can get someone to bike....I don't like running, but love swimming!

You've got a pretty great guy there!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

At least you know your limitations. Go Paul! That's great that he was able to get back into it!

Out on the prairie said...

What a great way to celebrate Dad's Day!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats to Paul... That is awesome!!! He did great.... You both are in such great shape physically... That's so important.
Hugs,
Betsy

Grandma Bonnie said...

What an awesome a thoughtful gift for Fathers Day. Congrats for Paul. Must have been fun to watch him finish.

Chatty Crone said...

I love the boys holding the sign for their dad. sandie Oh yeah - congrats to the hubby!

Jen said...

Oh, that is so awesome!!!
P.S. I only run too ;)