The Kirkland Triathlon at Carillon Pointis just around the corner on Saturday Sept 18th. It's a sprint tri going on its 8th year. You get to tour Kirkland with a 1/2 mi swim, then 12 mi bike, then 3 mi run (if I could only had some endurance!). Have you signed up?
Steve has decided he's going to give it a go! He doesn't normally swim or bike or run but-why not?? He's been practicing each- and especially enjoying the biking. His birthday arrived just in time for him to get a road bike. And he's managed to recruit a handful of people to do it with him and everyone is amazing me with their enthusiasm and commitment.
So- I'm a little freaked out about him swimming in the lake solo while he builds up his stamina. With the waves and drunken boaters it just doesn't seem ideal unless I can pile all of the kids in the kayak and cruise along with him. After chatting with a friend who is a rower and swimmer, she had some of the same concerns and knew others that might like to swim together. So- if you are training in Kirkland or looking for a group that might want to stick together for swimming practice, please email Kari and she will try to pull something together. Oh, and kudos to the early morning swimmer w/the orange cap by Juanita Bay. While pulling a waterskiier one morning last week, I noticed a swimmer w/a bright cap that actually stopped swimming, made eye contact with me, we waved at each other, and then she kept on swimming. SMART. Same goes for paddle-boarders, with the sun in boaters eyes, you look like a toothpick standing on a black sheet of paper. Be careful out there! (I'm turning into my mother).
See you at the Kirkland Tri! ~j