Friday, September 26, 2008

JUNE

TRIATHLONS
June was a busy month full of endurance activities. We started off the month with my first Sprint Triathlon. It was a 300 meter Swim, 12.5 mile bike ride, and a 3.1 mile run. I shockingly placed 4th in my age group. To say the least there were not a lot of people in my age group. I did another Triathlon in July and ran a 5k. It has been fun to train for these and it is something I never could have imagined I would enjoy and be able to accomplish. Colin placed second in his age group and second in the triathlon we did in July. He just finished his 4th Triathlon which was open water. He has also ran a couple of 5k's. He has had a busy year of training and is glad to be
getting into shape again.















SUBWAY
The other exciting event we got to participate in was a 9.5 mile hike in Zions called the Subway. This involved climbing down steep rock hills, hiking through tons of water for hours, repeling off huge boulders, jumping into pools of water and then swimming through freezing cold water to get to the other side. It really was amazing! I told Colin this is probably the most intense and exciting thing I have ever done in my life. We went with Colin's sister Mckenzie, her husband Corbin (his sister and brother-in-law) Colin's other sister Jupe and her husband Nick and our brother-in-law Shane. It was a blast and it took us all day to complete the hike(about 9hrs).

7 comments:

Aubrey said...

That looked like way too much fun!!! I am glad you guys are enjoying yourselves.

Jupe&NickFam said...

We just laughed our butts off watching that again! I forgot how funny it was!

Yardley Crew said...

A GIRL!!! I am so excited for you! Not that you don't have like the most adorable boys...but how fun to get a perfect little girl. I bet she looks like you, Julie. Well, we are so excited for you!

Lingard Boys said...

Good for you!

Ashley Smith said...

That's a really huge accomplishment. I think I could do the run and bike part, but the swimming is really intimidating. I just ran a half marathon in September and have an idea of the training you must've gone through. My running buddies say they're addicted to it now. How about yourself? Your Cousin, Ashley

Bulkley Photography said...

It's been a while since we looked at your blog. How fun. Way to go on the races, and Subway?? betsy has always talked about doing Subway, it is on our list. Glad you're taking advantage of being out in this beautiful part of the country, hopefully we can play some this spring.

Wilsons said...

Julie-I need your address! I am actually going to send Christmas cards this year, but I don't have your e-mail, so I found your blog to ask! It looks like you are doing great!