Saturday, June 13, 2009

Taking a moment to brag on my guy

Today was a big day for Mark. He completed his first Triathlon! This is something he has always wanted to do but after he got meningitis in Russia he never had the stamina.
Well at the beginning of this year he really dedicated himself to get fit and conquer this goal and today he did!
His goal was to do it in 2 1/2 hrs and he completed it in 2 hrs and 25 minutes so he made it!
I am so proud of him- this is quite a race- a 1/2 mile swim then a 22.8 mile bike ride and then a 5 mile run.
What a great accomplishment!

His bike all ready to race:

Minutes before the race starts:

Starting the swim- 64 degrees- brrrr and no wet suit!

Finishing the swim- he was glad to have that part done- that was the hardest for him:

Starting off on the bike:

Finishing the bike ride:

Starting the run:

The finish line! He was pooped!

Mark center and Pete ( a guy he works with) on the right

He's already wanting to do another one in July!

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Mari said...

You go Mark! I am so impressed!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Way to go Mark! That's a big accomplishment! It makes me tired just reading it!

Aspiemom said...

Wow, I'm tired just from reading it and seeing the pics! I really admire people who can do this! Congrats, Mark!

Nancy said...

I'm impressed, that had to be hard work.!!!

Terri said...

Wow - what a great job. I'm betting that water was cold too. Way to go!

Bonnie said...

impressive !!!!

Nate and Brenda said...

Awesome job Mark!!!! Loved the pictures!!!

Jennifer said...

I am impressed! Nice job.

Cherdecor said...

That is great! I knew some men who participated in that in Ohio and they trained for quite a while so I know how much effort went into Mark's training. Good Job!