This morning the kids completed their first-ever triathlons. A 100-mile “swim,” 2-mile bike and 1/2 mile swim.
Very proud of them, no doubt, but things didn’t go perfectly. For Finn it was a bike issue. Like literally a bike issue. His chain broke, and he had to do most of the bike pushing his. His swim and run were great, but a broken bike left him in last place overall (173 participants). Reese finished in 171st place — a function, no doubt, of some slow shoe tying and concern for her brother.
Regardless of their placing they finished a triathlon. At ages 8 and 6.
A heck of a lot more than I was doing at their age.