Father's Day and the Iron Man
Happy Father's Day to all the great dads out there. I am so thankful to have a great dad myself that put up with living in a house of two daughters. I'm thankful for all the things he taught me: how to ski, how to skate, how to build a model rocket for school, how to love the Edmonton Oilers. Dad you're the best!
I'm also thankful for Steve and what a great dad he is to Whitney and Joshua. We have some high-maintenence kids, and he always has great patience with them. Even as a busy student he always finds time to play with them. Thanks for all you do!
This week I participated in the Iron Man. Well, sort of. I volunteered for the Iron Man. I signed up to help check in the athletes Friday afternoon so I could run the Rock Chalk 5K/10K Saturday morning for free. I couldn't believe all the people who signed up. It's $250 to register and people flew from Brazil, Australia, Canada all over the U.S. to particpate. These people are hard-core. The Iron Man is a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run. (That run is a half marathon folks).
The 5K was so much fun. The weather was great and the course had some good shady areas. I actually ran pretty well too. I came in first place in my age division and 16th overall in women. Comparing it to the Iron Man, it doesn't seem like much, but it was fun to win and I got a cup. No, nothing like Lord Stanley's Cup, more like a table glass. Also, congrats to my friend Katina, who did her first triathalon in Topeka. You're awesome Katina!
(I know, not too attractive)
And to end this very long post, a picture of Whitney--napping. That girl hasn't taken a nap since 2006