Sunday, March 30, 2008

Triathlon: Swim, Bike, Freeze

What better to do at 7:00am on a Saturday morning when it's 35 degrees outside than go for a swim, bike and run? They don't call it the "Icebreaker Triathlon" for nuthin.

Check out these blueberry studmuffins! Collin and his older brother...I mean dad, Kelly, pause for a quick photo op before the race. Kelly is the one who got Collin to train with him, so I have him to thank for exchanging the keg for a six-pack.

All smiles going into the run. They reversed the order so people wouldn't turn into icicles riding their biking with wet swimsuits on.
Tour de American Fork?....(crickets)
Thank heavens the swim was indoors. Collin was on swim team since he was 7, so this part was e-z. He flew past everyone!
"I'm smiling cause I'm not dead."-Collin
I was so proud of my hubby! His first triathlon and he finished 87th out of over 400 people, or as he puts it, a "B- in teacher terms." Next stop, Coldstone.

22 comments:

Kass Martin said...

Way to go muscle man. Hey, what's your email address? (I think it needs to be the one you use while on blogger) I'm going private this week and want you included! Thanks! You can email me at kitkassbar@yahoo.com or leave it in the comments. (ignore this if you have already left yours,it's hard for me to remember)

Britnee said...

Awesome job Collin!!! I am always amazed by anyone who can even train for anything like that...let alone complete it! Way to Go!

Scrappy Girl said...

Wow! I am impressed. Collin should be proud of himself. Also, my SIL and I played the YouTube video of Collin's karaoke. We enjoyed it so much and both said we wish our hubbies had half of his spunk. He's a keeper!

Kaitlyn said...

Man, those Kartchners are amazing athletes!!! Go Uncle Kelly and Collin!!!

Preds Girl said...

That is impressive! How fun!

Laura Looooo said...

way to go Collin! :-)

Tracy Anderson said...

Wow, I'm impressed! And great pictures, too!

How did his dad do? He made it through, I hope? :)

elizabeth said...

Hi Tracy,
Dad did awesome! Despite the fact that he was still recovering from a surgery a little bit ago.

He runs and bikes that much all the time!

AndreafromNoVA said...

OK Two things..... (I've only posted once before on your blog, girl names post. But I had to repsond to this one!) First, I cannot believe that is your husband's father. Talk about some good genes (did I spell that right? LOL) He looks amazing! Second kudos to your hubby for accomplishing that. That truly is incredible and he placed so well too.

Sarah E. said...

Congratulations! What an awesome accomplishment! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day! I have lurked on yours for a while and think you're awesome! Take Care! Sarah

Kara said...

colin! congrats to you dude!! i am still laughing at the keg to six pack comment.

Rachel said...

Congrats to Collin!!

Latrice said...

congrats Collin. that first one is always the hardest!! Sounds like a fun weekend of activity. Keep us posted.

mommamin said...

Spandex is very flattering Collin... In the great words of Comic Book Guy: "hubba-hubba"...
Is your dad for hire to help me get rid of my 6 week post-partum "Jabba the Hut-Gut"?

Holly T. said...

Love the quote...I am smiling cuz I'm not dead. LOL
The older I get...the harder things like 10 Ks and bike races sound! :)

Erin said...

That's so awesome that you did that Collin! Way to go!

Kay said...

That is just so awesome!!! Glad your not dead Collin! LOL

Seriously, that's his dad? No way! Wow.

Daisy Niemeyer said...

Congratulations on your husbands win! And the little shoes are so adorable!

|emily| said...

that's funny that your friend thought my dad wouldn't make it. he's in better shape than anyone i know and he has heart problems! haha i love it!

Anonymous said...

way to go Collin and your dad!!

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Kit Kartchner said...

Yep, we're proud of those Kartchner men!

It takes a lot of a certain kind of discipline to make yourself go do something hard like that! It felt stressed and tired out just from shivering for the morning watching and rooting!

--Collin's proud mama and Kelly's proud sweetheart