Monday, July 30, 2007

She Did It!!

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.


  1. Wow, I am SO proud of her. I'm so glad you took these photos! They made my eyes well up thinking of how proud I am of her. I wish I could have been there to cheer her on too! I'm glad you were!

  2. Anonymous3:06 PM

    Way to go! Congratulations, Mel, what an accomplishment.

  3. Wow! Congratultions! that is an awesome feat!

  4. WOW I can imagine how very proud you must be of her!!!and she os her self.

  5. Wow what an accomplishment, Congrats to your duaghter, she must be over the moon, getting a great time like that is just amazing!!!

  6. Thanks for coming, Mom! It would have been so lonely by myself. You've always supported us with our endeavours, especially in sports. I'm so thankful you encouraged us to be healthy and active, and take risks. I had a great time and you are welcome to come to my next one.