Madeline, Olivia and Jim participated in the Fort Smith Kids Triathlon this year. It was the first year that all three have participated. The triathlon made for a fun and exciting weekend and the kids seemed to really benefit from overcoming their fears and anxiety and completing the race.
The night before the race, poor Olivia said that she did not want to do it. We told her that she did not have to. That she could just watch and then if she changed her mind after watching little brother Jim race, then she could.
That morning was dark and rainy. I wondered whether they might delay the race or even have to cancel as the rain was coming down hard. Leaving for Fort Smith at 6 a.m., the rain began to let up and blue skies emerged as the sun came up.
I missed Madeline's swim because I was helping Olivia. But I did get to see Madeline flying down the hill in her bike and into the run transition.
We topped it all off with a big breakfast at McDonalds. What a great morning and a fun race.
Next up - Flatrock 50K if I decide to go. The kids have their first soccer game that Saturday and I am the coach so I probably should be there.