Saturday, June 19, 2010

Matt's Tin Man

Today Matt, Brother Aulick, and Brother Meirr did the Tin Man today in Topeka, KS. Matt decided to do this about a month ago and has been training ever since (This also requiring us to go out and buy Matt a bike). Matt's mom, Christa and I drove up to cheer him on. They swam 500 meters, biked 12 miles, and ran a 5k. Matt started at 8 a.m. and finished at 9:25 a.m. I was so proud of him! I am really happy he didn't drown! The selection of people were pretty hilarious, old men with beards, a twelve year old girl, and a man that thought he looked pretty dang sexy in a speedo the whole race! Oh and did I add that is was hotter than a sauna! Christa and I were tired afterwards just from standing out in the sun. Sorry the pictures are from the end of the race to the beginning.

Matt, Craig Aulick, and Brother Mierrs

Matt and Christa

Right after the race!

Yeah he did it!

Matt coming into getting transition to run after biking 12 miles.

Matt getting ready for the bike, right after the swim!

Just finished the swim and heading for his bike.

You can see his arm, right there in the middle of the picture. Afterwards he told us that he got kicked in the face.

Matt with his white googles, waiting for the horn. He is the fifth guy in. During this time, I just thought to myself, I am sure glad this is him and not me! I can't swim to save my life. The swimming wasn't Matt's strength besides the biking and running so my sister gave Matt some helpful advice, "Matt just doggy paddle!"

30 and younger men heading to the dock, Matt in his g-money shorts. I was grateful for them, he stood out like a sore thumb. Christa and I could tell it was him throughout the race by those greeen shorts.

Matt patiently waiting.