|GCT Team in Training Team and Me on the end|
This weekend it was time for this group to race. All these months of training had led up to that one moment when they would swim, bike and run (or run, bike, run) to the finish line of either a sprint or olympic distance race. For many on the team it would be only their first or second multisport event. Imagine if you will the excitement (both good and bad) that comes with such a task.
|Mariah, Kelly, Ellen, Rebecca and I after the dinner|
|Kelly & Mariah prerace|
|Kelly and Rebecca before the swim|
Anita, Mariah, Jess and some other folks doing the sprint and sprint
|Jess looking ready to go!|
First out of the water was Kelly. Holly from Team in Training and I stood near the swim exit and cheered for all the team members until the last one came through. They all looked so happy to be done with the swim in Lake Erie!
|Kelly finishing the bike!|
The run was either a 5K or 10K run depending on the race and
|Rebecca finishing the olympic tri!|
|Anita getting her award|
It was a great day and I am so proud of the work that the team did! They all pushed themselves to do their best and most of all helped Team in Training raise the money needed to save lives. Thank you to Mickey and Northcoast Multisport for putting on this event each year, to the volunteers on the course including my husband Steve and stepkids Evan and Grace as well as the Team in Training staff who came out to help and cheer. And an extra special thanks to Steve for all his help this season as I couldn't have done it without him!