A Birthday to Remember

How David spent his 30th birthday...

the start line at the Chisago MN half ironman.

(800 racers for the half ironman but many more for the sprint distance.)

David's wave of 50 swimming. Fog made it very difficult for
the racers to see where they were at.
on to the bike... 56 miles
starting the run... 13.1 miles... still smiling :)
To keep K entertained for the several hours daddy was racing
she played with her boats in the sand, played on the playground,
ate goodies, rang her bell and cheered on the racers,
played with a 7 week old lab puppy and asked its
owner 1001 questions! Not joking! This girl loves to talk! :)

First half ironman completed in 5 hours. 13th place in his age group!
Just a few of the bikes.
David and Jason (a co-worker he trains with)
David's words after the race... "It was the best part of the trip!"
So yes, he enjoyed his birthday and I'm sure he'll be doing more.

Congratulations Birthday Boy!
You did awesome!

Oh, and last weekend didn't entirely wear him out. He participated in a

bike race yesterday in Crooks SD and came in third!


Christie Cottage said...

Wow! I wouldn't even have lasted on the sidelines! Glad he enjoyed his birthday and congrats on 13h place in age group!

Lovely daughter!


martinealison said...

Je me réjouis de vous lire et de voir que vous passer de merveilleux moments...
gros bisous

Jill said...

That is such a accomplishment!! You must be so happy for him. I'm in awe of people who have the dicipline to train so hard.
I hope all is well for you sweet Jodi.
Love and Blessings, Jill