Monday, May 25, 2009

The triathletes

Two years ago, Patrick completed his first sprint triathlon.  My parents came, and I encouraged my dad (who is just naturally in shape) to do the race the next year.  He did....and I missed it because we were in Korea.  I told him I would come home if he did it, but then Patrick had to stay longer than we thought, and I didn't want to voluntarily be apart from him for 8 weeks.  So, I broke my promise and extended my time in Korea.  Dad understood.  This year, I was proud to watch both these important men in my life compete.  Here are "the girls" getting situated....my mom and grandmother stayed with the girls close to the transition area where they could see the guys take off and come back from each event.  I ran around trying to get pictures and occasionally checking in with them.


Camille slept most of the time in the arms of my 88 yo grandmother.  They were both happy with this arrangement.

Patrick coming out of the water...


Dad taking off on his bike...


Dad starting the final stretch...the 5K run.

Patrick approaching the finish line (still smiling).

He did it!!!


Congratulations Dad and Patrick!!!  You both trained hard and did a great job.  The women in your life are so proud. 
 FYI...both guys beat their previous times.

11 comments:

Mari said...

That is awesome! I remember when you Dad did it last year. Glad you all could them both guys on this year!

krista said...

That's awesome! Way to go Patrick and Mr. Nolt!

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

Hats off to your dad and Patrick for such a great accomplishment!! And to you for racing around snapping pics!!!

Krazy Fam said...

Super cool! Congrats to the Muscle Men!

jj said...

I just love that your dad beat Patrick's time. No disrespect to Patrick...

Lots of respect to both of them!!

Musicaljean said...

Awesome!!! Way to go, guys!! I just love the picture of your grandma with the baby. What a lady!

TeamBolina said...

That is AWESOME! And kudos to you for running around and taking pics.

Kara said...

Wow! I'm impressed! What a healthy bunch you have there. That must've been some great bonding time for Patrick and your dad. Very cooll

Dave and Jenni said...

Wow, Lynn! Congrats to both of them. Oh and that picture of your grandma holding Camille is SO precious!

Mrs. Fix said...

Wait -- so does that mean your dad won the Patrick vs. Dad competition? Or did Patrick win? I need to know :)

Kristen said...

YEAH!! That is awesome.

Lance is doing his first one this summer in July :o)