Luckily other members of my family have stepped up in the athletic department. At the beginning of May the family went to Minnesota to visit my Brother and sister-in-law. On our first night we were treated to some Wisconsin Softball in the the Twin Cities. The Wisconsin Alumni team taking on a team of players from Green Bay..at the University of Minnesota fields. Go Bucky.
|My bro with the proper follow through|
|Aunty Adrianne with the slap single|
|The importance of proper hydration for coaching|
I really miss softball..especially when my brothers and brother in law and I used to play on the same teams.
One of the reasons we were in Minnesota was to run the Maple Grove half marathon. I was already out of training for two weeks and thus did not have the conditioning..much less the energy to compete. My wife had also signed up but her knee had been giving her troubles since she had knee surgery in December and had just had the knee drained and a cortisone shot. Thus I did not think anyone was going to do the run. Especially since the temperatures race morning were in the low 40s with 20 to 30 mph gusts. However, my brother and his wife got up and set up their sponsor booth before dawn...(The weather actually turned out great for them since they own a coffee shop and the cold and wind made everyone drink coffee..even those that did not like it). My wife followed determined to run her first half marathon and my sister Becky also braved the cold to do her very first 5k.
|Braving the cold with coffee and muffins|
|Getting ready before the race|
|No where near as warm as it looks|
|Becky finishing her race|
|Happy but tired|
|Hanging at the Daily Dose|
|Yes! Cheese Curds at the game|
|Cold at the game too!|
|Yes..real baseball food (plenty of brats..polish and italian also)|
|When we got back to Colorado we had another athletic first. My daughter signed up for her first triathlon. Luckily the weather was a lot warmer than in Minnesota. In fact it was a little too hot for this guy.|
|Before the Race|
|Coming out of transition|
My daughter did awesome and more importantly really enjoyed herself. She is already signed up for another race at the end of the season and is looking forward to swim lessons. Hopefully I will be joining in with the training shortly. I hope everyone is having a good start to their race season. And remember to enjoy every day to its fullest.