Thursday, December 19, 2013

Three Things Thursday ...

Team Rev3 - For the past few days, Rev3 has been announcing their 2014 Age Group Team. Earlier this week, this sweet picture popped up revealing that I would once again be a member of this amazing group of athletes.


I feel so honored to be able to continue to represent and company that I truly believe in. The Rev3 family is amazing and I could never do them justice with a simple write-up. What I can do is recommend that you experience Rev3 Triathlon for yourself. There are events all over the U.S. (and soon in Mexico) for all levels of athlete and their families. These races are more than just a competition. They are a chance for the athlete and their entire support systems to experience endurance racing in a warm and family friendly environment. It's something I am proud to be a part of.

My Little Fish - As you may know, I was never a swimmer. When I was younger, I took enough swim lessons to not drown. During my first two years of racing triathlons, I only survived the swim covering the distance with a very pathetic breaststroke. Finally, when I decided to challenge myself with a 70.3, I knew I had to learn to swim. So, at the age of 29, I taught myself how to swim freestyle and how to cover more than 25 meters continuously. Over the past two years, I have improved immensely. I'd even consider myself a solid swimmer now and on most days, it's my favorite discipline.

This summer, J and I decided that we really needed to get all of our girls swimming independently. They took lessons all summer and by the time school was back in session we were floatie-free. While Doodle and Dilly were cool with their basic abilities, Dizzle really took to the water. She decided to continue lessons during the school year in hopes of passing into a high enough level to qualify for swim team. As of Saturday, she accomplished her goal.

pre-swim with my little fish ...
Dizzle will begin swim team in January and although I am psyched that she seems to have found her athletic outlet, I can't help but hope it will morph into triathlon at some point (although my wallet does not).

Four Eyes - J and I wear glasses. With insanely strong prescriptions. Both my sisters wear glasses. My dad wore glasses. J's parents and brother wear glasses. We have always known that it was a matter of time before all our kids also needed them. Dizzle got hers last December at the age of 7. Yesterday, Doodle (6) joined our little glasses wearing clan.


I'm not sure she could be anymore excited. Or cuter for that matter.

3 comments:

justme said...

i really want to do a rev 3.....

dreambigrunner.com said...

Congrats on making the team again, that's awesome!

Kelsey @ Go Girl said...

Congrats on making the team!! Can't wait to see you here in Knoxville! And congrats to your sweet girl for making swim team! This makes you a swimming mom and a swim mom!