A Van Awesome Journey

Hi thanks for finding my blog! I am a wife of an awesome husband and proud mother to two amazing boys. I just quit my job to stay at home with our children and now have all the time in the world to play play play!!! Play with my children and play some games of my own...hence this blog. I entered a contest to be part of an Adventure Race something I have never done before. So I am required to blog weekly on my journey...so here goes..thanks for sharing it with me :).................So what has started out as a blog for reasons mentioned above has now continued into an on going journey that I have been asked to continue to share...and you with me! So thanks for coming along for the ride :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

He's Tri-ing on his own!! :-O

So it has been busy to say the least, hence not getting a chance to blog...GESH!! This weekend was totally awesome and I HAD to find a moment to share :) So it started off the the Meredith Hagan Inspiration Run. This is the run that came from my trainer that died in an accident 2 years ago. Her family and friends have made the Meredith Hagan foundation and they do the race to help raise money for different charities that Meredith supported. This race would make Meredith very happy and I can see her smile now. So I headed out early to help set up and then ran the 5k route which was a trail....it was, hard, hot and awesome! You can see the video I did of it here.
Mean while my hubby had to take the kids to get my 5yr race kit for his Triathlon for Sunday. So I notice when I got home that my sons race bib says that he is in the next age group up. Which means that he will also be doing a longer distance.....OH! So he was excited about the bike part being the longest, and he will get to do 1k this time. He LOVES the bike part and has talked about it from last year all year long.
Now what I didn't know was that I wasn't going to be able to do the race with him. So after he does his swim I pull him out of the pool and run around to meet him in the transition area (he got to put his bike in the transition area this year....SO cute!!) as I run into the area the marshals are yelling at me that I can't be in there and that they would help him. I told them that's fine but I just have to tell him that I won't be able to go with him, cause I prepped him that I was going to be there. So I run up to him and grab my stuff and say, "I can't go with you, they won't let me"....he says, "OK" and then heads off with his bike......well ok, no problem.
It was SO amazing to be able to watch him in the race this time. He bent down over his handle bars and stuck his elbows out and zoooom, gone!(later he told me doing that helps him go faster! LOL!) At one point he was so far out on the bike route that I couldn't see him...I felt like, OMG my little man is out there all on his own!!
He then came zooming in and the moment he was off his bike and they had his helmet off he was GONE for the run....in fact I only got a picture of his back! LOL! Then my husband ran along him to catch up with him and be with him....I love the picture I have of them running together :) xoxoxox
So I sat at the finish line waiting for him to cross. As he came running in he looked good,strong and fast and had a smile on his face. The race announcer even said, And coming into the finish line is NICHOLASSSSSS VAN EGMONDDDDDDD!!!" He crossed the finish line with such a smile of joy and got his medal.
With tears in my eyes I hugged him and told him, "OMG that was amazing!!! You did it all by yourself!"....I was just SO impressed with him. He told me that he liked doing it on his own and really had fun......awesome :-)

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