It's true, my AWESOME 5 year old did her first triathlon Saturday!!
Tyler (BooYah) and his wonderful wife started the weekend off with a fun party for all the little triathletes! They "rested" up for the big event by running around, jumping on the trampoline, and eating smores while the parents strategized about transition positioning, fastest swim suits (with ruffles or without??), course layout, and nutrition. We had a great time and even watched some of the Olympics opening ceremonies.
I got up early to get my workout in (more on that later) and the family left the house at 10:30 for Isabelle's 12:01:45 start time! She got bodymarked and we set up her transition area. I have to send a big kudos to the folks that ran the event, it was very well organized, the volunteers were great and cheered everyone on, and it looked like all the kids had a great time.
Big smile after completing the swim
As a 5 year old, Iz had to swim 1 length of the pool, bike 1/2 mile, and run 1/4 mile. And, she did it with a smile on her face the whole time. Her transitions need a bit of work but really, that is all mom's fault.....we will have lace ties for next year:) All the kids did great and loved the popsicles at the end.