Triathlete in the making

IRON GIRL 2012

Bright and early the swimming leg commenced…

Looking for Rita in a Lake of identically dressed women, not so easy but we finally got it! Thanks to Ken’s keen eye.
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See on that peninsula between the palm trees? That was Ken trying to keep an eye on Rita.
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SO many women. Swimming 1/2 mile!
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OPPS there she went. We were cheering so crazily that I completely forgot to take a better picture. Off to the BIKE!
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Quick change and here she’s taking her bike down
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Walking her bike to the start line (chip marker)
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About to hop on
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Pretty smooth sailing 14 miles!
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Cheering section, Peter Cooke himself!
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Done with the bike, starting the 5k!
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DONE!!!!!! With her sweet sister! Her card read, “Impressed, but not surprised” cool sentiment and true! Two years after knee replacement… doing this was a huge accomplishment. Doing it at all is a HUGE accomplishment. Congratulations Iron Girl Rita!

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Rita and her friend Debbie who also finished!
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I did it!!
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And then we found a lady bug! What an exciting day!!!!!
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Back at home — she was feeling great and even better with her bucket of corona’s and balloons awaiting her! Tom and Vonnie hooked her up.
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Proud son, happy Mom.
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One Reply to “Triathlete in the making”

  1. Becky thanks so much for this…my biggest joy was having you and Kurt and Peter there. Yes, I am proud of my accomplishment because I know I trained hard and long, but having family and friends to share in this was my greatest blessing!

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