On Sunday, Mel entered her first triathalon and I got to be the official photographer!
Part 1 - a 750 metre swim - Mel's a strong swimmer and she was away like a flash. Here she is in the blue swim cap, ready to lap the swimmer ahead of her.
After a swim of just over 15 minutes, she was out of the pool, heading into the transition area to grab her bike.
Part 2 - 20 km on the bike. Ever since she's been in Nova Scotia, Mel has done lots of biking and developed a love of this sport. She felt she should do best in the bike portion of the race, even though she had a rented bike (a very nice road bike, mind you!). Here she's leaving the transition area and heading out onto the road.
Just finishing her ride and getting ready to enter the transition area, Mel was neck and neck with Seena, a girl in her heat.
Leaving the bike and heading into the run, at this point Mel said "My legs feel like Jello!"
Finished in 1:24.43!! She was very happy with her time, which was better than she had hoped. It was great to be her cheerleader, support team and telephone message person. Tyler phoned 3 times while she was doing her triathalon to get the latest breaking news - I know he would have loved being here and probably doing the race too. I'm sure Mel will convince him to try one with her soon.