Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Water weary

We were in Galveston this weekend for our son, Charlie's (Chuck) first triathalon event. He ran his first marathon in January and ran another one last month. So he decided to see how he would fare with a triathalon. He ran the quarter Ironman -- here he emerges from the 800 meter swim in Galveston Bay, stripping off his wetsuit (the water was 70 degrees) to jump on his bicycle for a 28 mile ride before finishing with a 6 mile run.

The event was even a better spectator event than the marathon, because they came back near the transition zone several times -- we saw him 5 times during the race.

--steve buser

11 comments:

ptowngirl said...

I commend him for his effort; this is something I could only dream of doing. Just looking at him makes me thirsty!

Jim said...

Thats quite an accomplishment, something I think 99% of us couldnt do.

Rafa said...

wow, great feat,

its not only that 99% couldn't do it, but not even think of trying it

Lynette said...

Five times? That's really good. I always liked it better for that very reason when my brother was competing, then later on when my older son Lamont did.

Chuck Pefley said...

Great choice for theme day! Not a connection I'd have thought of, but Oh, so appropriate.

lv2scpbk said...

Hope he did well.

Halcyon said...

Wow! He certainly looks to be in good shape. How did he finish?

photowannabe said...

Whew, I get tired just looking at him. Its a great feat to finish. Congratulations.

Wanda said...

I am SO impressed!! This is such an awesome accomplishment...and what a good looking son you have.

Southern Heart said...

How exciting! I know that you all must have been so proud of him!

Neva said...

Congratulations on the accomplishment!!good post.