Saturday morning, we woke up bright and early to go see Dad's race. The girls woke up at 5:00 am in order to get on the shuttle in time to see Dad start the swim. It was only about 40 degrees when we got to the swim transition, so they were quite the little troopers! The venue for the race was absolutely beautiful, and it is always fun to watch all of the athletes come in and out of the transitions. It 's pretty exciting! Courtney did awesome, and ended up placing 3rd in his division. It was a hard race, too! It was an Olympic distance, which means it is a 1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, and 6 mile run. This was the longest lake swim he has done so far, so we were pretty proud of him! He doesn't get much time to train, so I admire him for pushing himself. He has a lot of fun competing, and we have a lot of fun cheering him on!
Courtney and his girls before the swim start. . .One last, "good luck, Dad!"
After the race, we went back to the hotel for a relaxing afternoon of swimming. The girls also loved riding the carousel that was at the hotel. That evening, we headed out for pizza. Emmy and Kate were so tired that they fell asleep before our pizza arrived! What a big day!
We were sad to go home when the weekend was over. (Kate was especially reluctant- when we were loading up, she held onto the door of the hotel and refused to come!) It's always good to get away together with our little family. We had a fantastic time!
Ryenne rubs her eyes after a long, busy weekend!