Friday, 1 July 2011

Carmen's First Triathlon

(Carmen did something amazing today)

We took Carmen out to Turner Valley today for her first triathlon. She was a little nervous on the way out. (Something about that highway? Same highway as soccer finals.)

In many ways Carmen's first triathlon was my first triathlon. I think I got my job done. Carmen was prepared from head:

To toe:

Even though Carmen has suffered a sore shoulder this week, she totally went for it in the swim and attacked the 300 meters:

Carmen kept this smile on her face the whole race:

She had an awesome transition to the bike:

And returned from her 10K ride before we knew it:

Still smiling:

Carmen gave herself permission to walk after the half-way point of her 3K, but when she reached her goal she still felt good so she kept on going and ran the whole thing!

Her strong finish.

Carmen felt awesome after the race. She couldn't stop talking about it!
(Nor could she stop talking about next year.)


Barb said...

It was so much fun I loved it!!!


Marie said...

Wow, Carmen! AMAZING!!!!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Incredible. Completely incredible. Congratulations Carmen.

Barb said...

Official Results:
11:41 swim
36:18 bike and both transitions
19:50 run
37th place in the 12-14-year-old category

Barb said...

I might do a tryathlon next year


Jill said...

Wow, this is amazing, so cool!

oinorton said...

That IS amazing! Good job Carmen!

I love how Carmen and Chloe both used your account to comment:-)

Emma said...

yay!! great job carmen! im glad you had alot of fun. maybe we could do one together next year...
not that i would be any good it just looks like you had a great time and i would feel so proud if i could acomplish something as amazing and physically demanding as that!! great job.

a.k.a happy heart mom said...

I love that this was put together for the youth of your area. I must check into this for when my girls are little older - my Nika would love it! Good job to your Carmen - what an athelete!