Tuesday, September 14, 2010

We Did It!

We completed the triathlon!

1 mile swim
25 mile bike
6.2 mile run


All 34 of our team Racing for Gage did it!

We also raised $175,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

We were honored several times at the big (huge!) LLS dinner the night before the race.

Rebecca Holmes was the keynote speaker! She was awesome!

We had a great time.

Did I mention it rained? Not just a little. The heavens opened up and just let loose on us--for hours!

But we did it!

I will write more details soon. With pictures.

But. . .

. . . one of the best parts. . .I got to be with friends! I literally crossed the finish line with Carrie and Jenny! How perfect.

Now Gage's finish line is Friday! His last chemo treatment!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Tri Update

It is only one week until we will be in DC getting ready to complete an Olympic triathlon!

I have not been great about posting about the tri this summer. It would have sounded a bit like this every week. . .

"I love getting to know my team! Such great women! I am tired. I like cycling. I stink at swimming. Finding childcare is a whip. Did I mention I love my team?"

Oh. . . and I would apologize to my neighborhood for consistently running in those compression shorts. I don't know why they are called compression shorts--they don't seem to compress anything. Or as my sweet child told me, "Mommy, your booty jiggles when you walk."

True, baby. So true.

It's all about the team for me. We have raised over $150,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! We have laughed a ton! We have even cried together. And we have consistently seen each other in some of the most unflattering clothing and positions you have ever seen. Wetsuits, racing swimsuits, tri shorts, lake hair, google marks, etc.

We are all excited to finally get to DC. We have worked hard. Our husbands/wives have sacrificed a lot to help make this happen. People have been incredibly generous. But we are all a little tired as well. It is good timing--the race is very soon.

The best news is that Gage is nearing the end of his treatment as well. He got his port removed! His last treatment will be just days after our race. I will think of him and his family often during the (long) race!

I will try to keep posting about the tri.