she had the very last wave to get into the pool. that meant we waited around a loooong time, which just made her more nervous. she swims, but only for enjoyment and a tan. the 4 lengths of the pool represented a very long task for her. we cheered her on and she finished the swim. she was so cute in a swim cap and goggles.
she was understandably slow in the transition area, but she finally got that jersey on and mounted the speedster. i was so happy that she kept going, because she wasn't happy about the swim. she showed that never say die spirit of hers and got a move on.
she mounted the bike and sped out onto the 3 mile bike course. yes, the bike is too small. yes, it was the absolute wrong bike for 3 miles. we're working on it. the good news is, she did great and came back all smiles for the run. i talked her through the transition and out she went.
a little water break on the .5 mile run. it's tough for kids to get this all together, and it was great to see her keep moving. i even got her to run full bore as the finish line approached. i drank her remaining water in that cup.
she was mobbed at the finish by the volunteers. i was so proud of her, and very relieved. it's very hard to not be concerned about them when they're doing something like this. it's a lot of work for a youngster.