Katherine, today was a very special day. In the midst of our beautiful Okanagan summer, you ran your first kids triathlon today. I am amazed at the things you can do at 7 years old!
The idea to sign you up for the race came about many months ago when we talked about triathlons and how they combine swimming, biking and running and you told me that you love all three… and this sounded like fun!
As we got closer to the race day, we spend time in the pool preparing for the swim, and we spent time on our bikes preparing for the bike ride and I watched you run many times when I walked. You were ready!
Last night, when you were nervous before the race, we called our good friend, Crystal. She has run many Ironman triathlons and other races and you and she talked about race day. You were ready!
Today you were ready! I watched you be focused and determined. You had a strategy for your swim technique, you were confident on your bike ride (wow, you took off so fast!!) and when I stood close to where you transitioned to your run I could see the determination in your eyes… and you finished strong at the end of your run, racing through the finish.
I loved being there, cheering you on together with daddy and our friend Crystal. She had made bright pink posters for you so could see them while racing… it was perfect, we were your biggest fans!!
You are teaching me that we do better when we have people around us who are cheering us on! It helps us to keep going and to make it through any race - and life! I saw you be strong and determined today – and have fun!! I am so proud of you today, and every day. I love you always and forever.