Pictured above:  (left to right) Melissa, Quinn Abbott, Abby Brooks, Kale Abbott, Hannah, Norah, McKay Brooks.  We had the opportunity to participate in a triathlon!  Unfortunately Maxwell, Kevin & Truman weren’t there.  It happened to conflict with Maxwell’s last Lacrosse game and Kevin was coaching (he took Truman with him).  I originally signed Maxwell up for the race, not realizing at the time that he wouldn’t make it back in time for his Lacrosse game.  I ended up transferring his entry to me the day before, so I luckily got to participate in the sprint triathlon too.   But we were sad that we didn’t have the boys in our family this time!!  Next time for sure.  Our cousins, Abby, McKay & Libby, did the race too.  We also had some good friends who live close by that also participated.  

Norah did the kids distance (100 yard swim, 3 mile bike and 1 mile run).  I was allowed to help her during transitions, but she kept saying, “Don’t help me!  I can do it myself!”  I did have double knot her shoelaces, but she is so independent!  She and Abby were troopers.  I admit, I was nervous for all the kids before they did this.  Was I putting them through too much?  Apparently not!

I was so proud of Hannah!!  This was her first sprint distance triathlon (400 yard swim, 11 mile bike and 3 mile run).  She totally knocked it out!  She really enjoyed it.  

Melissa took second place. She missed first by 6 seconds. I’m pretty proud of her.