this weekend i witnessed some pretty serious athletic prowess. how could i not be inspired by these folks? saturday morning we made or way to watch the man butlers in their sprint triathlon at parris island. let’s talk a bit about parris island: gorgeous! i know most marines would care never to visit that place again but as a civilian i thought the campus was just lovely.
alex started first with his division, the clydesdales, while alex’s dad competed with his age group. alex’s mom and i found alex right before he began his swim and got our cameras ready for action.
here’s what we thought was alex
then i realized that he wasn’t hairy enough to be my hubs. 🙂
i caught him next on his bike transition and then returning from his bike.
rachel sent him out on his run with a short jog and we anxiously awaited alex’s dads start.
about this time senior butler took his place in the pool. i was stationed at the pool exit so i could capture the transitions. here’s mr. b on his way to prepare for the bike.
and here he his starting his bike portion.
alex came in for his finish — he beat his goal but almost a minute! go alex!
we caught alex’s dad on his bike/run transition
and here he is crossing the finish line
later that evening rachel competed in an 8k in habersham, sc. those of you that have been to daniel island it’s very similar. much smaller but with all the charm and city planning. here’s rachel completing her race. she’s so fast i couldn’t even capture her. 🙂
yeah, so i’m much better at eating. after the race the folks hosted an oyster roast. i should aim for competing in a shucking competition. here’s me doing what i do best. i was not aware we were going to this oyster roast before the trip and so i was without my oyster gear. this is the first time in a while i’ve shucked “gloveless” and i managed to survive without battlewounds. i consider this a major accomplishment.
and in unsports related news here is rachel and here cutie pie of a new puppy. i’m not sure if she’s decided on a name just yet but i think she’s leaning towards “crash.” yeah, you can guess who contributed that name.