Why isn’t it “triathalon,” btw?
First leg: boot camp
Wednesdays we wear pink, but Tuesdays and Fridays at 0630, we go to boot camp. Dee, British Marie, Melissa, Barb, and about eight other kickass JP ladies and I get our butts kicked by our coach/trainer Diane.
In between the first leg and the second leg, we played some hide & seek, and then I took the luxury of taking a power nap while the kids built a fort.
You might think then it was time for the second leg of the triath(a)lon, but it wasn’t. It was time to see a play at the library!
While Georgie napped, Hazy worked on some things for a library bingo game, including making her own comic strip. I know I’m biased, but I thought this was really awesome.
After naps, we prepared for…
Leg two: long distance wagon-pulling
Sure, some people run or bike, but that’s child’s play compared to pulling the MacWagon with two kids, my backpack, and three water bottles. I’d estimate the combined weight was 100 lbs, and we walked 1.5 miles each way.
Leg three: rowing
Did you know that for just $15/hour, you can rent a row boat on Jamaica Pond? Did you know that kids can’t row, no matter how many times you attempt to explain/demonstrate it?
The weird part about this triathlon is that after you finish the third leg, you have to revisit the second leg. Does that make it a quadthlon? Near the end of the tria/quadthlon, we stopped for a quick photo shoot, naturally. I don’t know if I’m proud or horrified that my kids instantly do this when I say, “look cool.” Who am I kidding? Of course I’m proud.
We are finally all caught up, with exception of the Friday before last (just waiting for some clearances from the talent). We have some exciting adventures planned, but nothing on the docket yet for tomorrow. Ideas? Looking forward to some upcoming shenanigans with the Purdys, Ariel & Dax (repeat!), the Creegan-Steinhausers, and Staci! Sign up now to be on our special guest list.