"...I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air..."
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
A couple of weeks ago Carl and I took part in our first triathlon together. We did pretty ok. ;) It was my first, and Carl's second. This was what is classified as "sprint" triathlon--300m swim, 11mile bike, 3.1(5K)mile run. It was actually a fun time, and though I wasn't sure I'd ever like to do another, I think I will. I will, however, have to brush up on my swimming quite a bit before then! :) Carl's sister and family came and graciously took pictures for us. Sorry the pictures are in a weird arrangement...the editor was giving me issues when I was putting them in. Here are a few...
Carl and I at the beginning of the race, before we started the swim.
Action shot of Carl swimming.
Carl starting out on the bike.
Me starting out on the bike.
Carl returning at the end of the bike.
Carl finishing the run (and the race). Go Carl!
Me at the end of the bike.
Me starting out on the run (Carl was finished with the race by now, and was encouraging me at the beginning of my run--the last leg of the race).
Carl and I after the race is over. Behind us is the blue inflatable archway of the finish line. We didn't get any pictures of me coming in from the run, because I apparently was "too fast" according to Carl--he wasn't expecting me to be back as soon as I was. :)
Our nephew Simon. He was a patient little cheerleader. What a cutie!
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, whenI have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. I COR 9: 24-27