MAY 5, 2013 (Sunday)
We got up early and the 3 of us, in Aaron’s truck, headed for Lake San Antonio. It is called the “Wildflower Triathlon” and is the largest such event in California. It is held at different distances on different days. Our son did the Olympic distance. One mile swim, 25 mile bike ride, and a 6.2 mile run. Cold, cold day. It was almost an hour’s drive. We got into the park and found the parking area. After parking we had to walk for what seemed liked forever up and down hills to the staging area for the triathletes.
Okay for the athletes but for us retired old people, hard to do. Could not believe how many people were there; 3,000+ participants. There were a lot of vendor tents and things to see and do while the athletes were preparing and participating.
We tried to get into areas where the pictures would be good. We felt like we had done the triathlon with our son. We were sore and tired but what a fun day and how proud we were that our boy completed this and didn’t give up. He set his personal best record that day! (First Triathlon) We were amazed at the numbers of elderly people participating in the event. We hung around and saw men and women in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s that completed the Olympic distance. Maybe next year? It could happen. Maybe. Maybe not.