Monday, July 28, 2008

Real Men Wear Spandex



Collin swam a mile, biked 26 miles then ran his heart out for 6.2 miles this past weekend officially becoming a "Spudman!" That's right baby!


After blood, sweat and tears Collin crossed the finish line. Okay, no tears were shed, except maybe on my end. I was SO proud of him!! He didn't even look tired! His group left 20 minutes after the start, so his total time was 2 hours 41 minutes!



Collin's dad is the one who motivated him to train & compete in triathlons. Yes, you're reading this correct, that's not David Hasselhoff from the Baywatch years, that's my 53 year-old father-in-law! He kicked some serious butt!




Scroll down and turn off the tunes (I couldn't figure out how to turn off auto-play) :) then watch Collin cross the finish line & give his emmy speech, as Kristina called it!! I was taking pictures while I videotaped so don't laugh at the recording skills. And yes, I didn't stay behind the orange mesh fence and security had to kick me out! It's all for the cause, right? :)

22 comments:

Chris said...

He doesn't look tired one bit I am beginning to think he didn't really compete hmmmmmm. No just kidding I am not going to lie I got a little chocked up watching him finish what an awesome accomplishment. YEAH COLLIN YAHOO!!! THE NUMBER ONE SPUD MAN and your new nickname :) Liz we already have something for Collin but we wanted to know if there is anything he is asking for.

Scrappy Girl said...

Way to go Collin! That is impressive and such a great achievement. Elizabeth, I would have teared up too. Great weekend!

Emilie Ahern said...

CONGRATS Spudman!!!
I can't imagine accomplishing such an amazing feat!

(and my FIL looks like that too. He puts Matt and I to shame!!)

Mimmers49 said...

Go Spudman!! I would be a proud wife too!! Yay, another cool thing to scrapbook!!

Queen of Paper said...

LOL great title to the post! and wat to go Collin!

Melanie said...

your blog is so cute! can you believe you have two little girls? Crazy! But isn't it great! Girls are the best:) They are darling.

Melanie Wilson

-me said...

your father in law is wearing a UK hat? is Collins family originally from Kentucky? Well, I am a University of Louisville grad but i thought that it was interesting that he was wearing a Kentucky hat!!! My husband looks cute in his UK stuff while i look cute in my UofL gear!! :-) awww....interstate rivalrys!

Congrats Collin!

Karen~ said...

Good for your husband, talk about drive and determination!

I admire people who can accomplish those things, talk about physical and mental game!

I enjoy your blog and what darling little girls you have!

Enjoy your Monday,

Karen~

Latrice said...

YaY! Collin! This Spud's for you buddy! I can't believe that's his dad! How fun. Thanks for sharing your success with us!

Sara Ancich said...

Love the finish line video idea. What's Collin going to train for next???
What an accomplishment! Silly question...but, What exactly is a spudman???

jodie said...

Congrats Collin!! It's hard work to train for a triathlons...my husband does it and I'm always in awe! Keep up the good work!

Kristina said...

your husband is the funniest! Loved the emmy speech---got a good laugh! What an amazing accompishment to celebrate with your father

Amy Hummel said...

Now... I want to know the story about the University of Kentucky hat (me growing up in KY and all).

Congrats Collin & Collin's dad!!!

Melanie B said...

Wow your two boys look great!! My DH does races too so I can understand you tearing up, it is such an achievement!! Aren't they just so male with their competing etc. Awesome thanks for sharing.
Mxx

¡emily frame! said...

where did collin get those heinous-majoris sunglasses? i must destroy those as soon as possible.

FYI-- my dad has absolutely no connection with UK or even Kentucky for that matter. There must have been a buy one get one deal at Lids.

PetiteCheri said...

Congrats to your hubby. What an accomplishment!! I love that video and his speech!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to your hubby! Awesome time! DH and I did our first mini-tri together this year, it was an amazing feeling! and we are 45 and 46!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

how awesome is that.. so yes, you have every right to cry and be proud of him!

Mary and Ryan said...

Go Collin!! Im very impressed and I think spandex are making a comeback:)

Kit said...

That will always be a great memory, standing with Bethany and Liz, snuggling Q and supervising A, watching you, then your Dad, cross that finish line~ both of you looking like you hardly broke a sweat!

For a guy who
had never before run 6 miles in a row,
never biked 25 miles all in one sitting,
and who is only a little sore today,
I am throwing kudos and kisses your way, Mr. Wing it By the Seat of My Pants!

Love you and so proud of you--all you are and all you do--Your ever lovin' Momma!

noel joy said...

congrats on the big finish! :) and just keep telling yourself that real men wear spandex...

Stacy said...

Cracks me up! Seriously, you two must be so much fun to be around! Congrats Collin!