Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Family Triathlon

This morning I signed my family (less the 3 year old, plus the grandma) up to do a family Triathlon. We are going to split into two teams of three and do it as a relay. I am looking forward to it, and the kids are very excited about it!! I do not know how grandma feels about it, she kind of got roped into it because we needed another family member to complete the second team. She is a good sport.

The race is July 25th, we have not started training yet as we can not figure out who is on each team, and then who will be doing what. I think part of the fun is that we will have some good family competition between our two teams. I am thinking of putting a wager on the race, such as the team who loses has to cook dinner that night.

The tri breaks down to a 100yd pool swim, 4 mile bike ride (closed loop), and 2 mile run (out and back). Any suggestions on who, between my husband, myself, grandma, my 11, 9, and 8 year old, should take what leg, or be on what team. Obviously, I want to stack the team in my favor (I will do anything to not have to cook dinner), hmmm maybe I will have to conduct try-outs for mommies team!! Not really, being a true mom, I will somehow figure out a way to make everything as fair and equitable as possible. After all, it isn't about winning or losing (or cooking dinner), it is about having fun!!! Right


JenZen said...

That sounds like so much fun!! I love the try-outs idea. Ha! Too funny.

ShutUpandRun said...

Cool I love that idea of a family triathlon!

Chris said...

What a fabulous idea, and props to your entire family for being willing to participate. I wish I could offer a suggestion as to placement of people, but I'm sure you'll do a great job! Will be fun to hear about the event!

workout mommy said...

how FUN!
Is this your mom that will doing this with you?!! :)