Should I run? Should I cycle? Should I swim? Should I crossfit? Should I watch Housewives??? What would Clash do? Life is good when you wake up in the morning and your biggest concern is deciding what activity you are going to do for the day!
My brother Jeff said, “Shut the door.” No trace of light could be found in the downstairs half bath of our townhouse apartment in Gastonia. “Here, hold this” he stated. Kind of reminds me of the last words of a redneck, “Hey yall, watch this!” He said, “light this match.” Maybe, I should preface this story with another story of how our apartment neighbors….(another apartment complex…) would run from their apartments and jump into the community pool fully clothed to save me from my brother who would hold me under the water longer than our good neighbors thought big brothers should… Or maybe I should share the story of how my mom saved his letter to Santa Claus that I found accidentally. It requested that Santa take me away. “Dear Santa, I don’t want anything for Christmas but I want you to take my sister with you.” My brother just thought he wanted Santa to take me away. Sooooooo…. back to my original story. I did as instructed. I lit the match because I loved my brother and he was giving me attention momentarily and plus, I had no idea what I was doing, what he was doing, or why. The last thing I remember was seeing the words, Aqua Net. Do any of you know what that means? Yes, burnt eyebrows and hair. He laughed his butt off, which incited me to start laughing my butt off. HA! So freaking glad Santa let me keep my face another year. I forgot to mention I was in 2nd maybe 3rd grade.
Believe it or not, my brother and I have a great, healthy, non-life threatening relationship now.
This post inspired by a blogger I am following.
TEAM “Waldrep to the 3rd Power” claimed their victory over the GIRLS once again in the 2012 Shelby Sprint Triathlon! Congratulations MEN!!! The weather could not have been better. Crisp McDonald with Setup Events did a spectacular job. The race was extremely organized and I loved the fact that we were able to run straight through the Foothills Farmers’ Market! Hearing the live music and the cheers from the shoppers helped perk me up! Congrats to TEAM “Are we there yet?”! You all did GREAT!
Below are the Relay Splits!
1st-Team Waldrep to the 3rd Power Swim-7:43 Bike-45:29 Run-21:12
2nd-Team Runs in the Family Swim-8:27 Bike-45:59 Run-24:03
3rd-Team Are We There Yet? Swim-10:27 Bike-45:33 Run-27:11
So tomorrow it is going down! Where Amy’s hands part the water, Connie’s rubber meets the road, and my feet hit the pavement. The Shelby Sprint Triathlon at Shelby City Park starts at 8am and our Girl Team “Runs in the Family!” will face the Boy Team “Waldrep to the 3rd Power!” for the 2nd annual local triathlon. The three generation team consists of Ben, the swimming grandson, Benny, the cycling grandfather, and Stephen, the running dad. Last year the boys team took first with the girls in a close 2nd in the relay division. This year Team “Are We There Yet”, with Robin, Victoria, and Missy, will add some friendly but stiff competition!
Here is a quick summary from the event website:
The Shelby Sprint Triathlon takes place at the Shelby City Park in Shelby, NC, also known as the City of Pleasant Living. The Shelby City Park holds a fantastic outdoor 10 lane Olympic size overflow swimming pool, where participants will snake their way down the pool only swimming one direction in each lane. The transition area is located a mere 50 meters away on the front lawn of the Park, allowing excellent spectator vantage points.
The 20 kilometer ‘lollipop course’ on the bike takes participants into uptown Shelby where they immediately turn out of town onto rolling hills. The participants will then circle back and head back towards town. The 5K run portion is nearly completely flat, and is run on some of the most scenic streets in uptown Shelby, passing the Courthouse and many other 100+ year old homes. This event will definitely become an instant favorite with its beautiful outdoor pool and beautiful scenery.
Good luck to all who participate!