Jul 3, 2017
I did the East Canyon Olympic Triathlon this year. I trained pretty well and was only nervous about the temperature of the swim. Well I was right to worry, because I had an asthma attack in the water due to the temperature, and did the whole darn Triathlon wheezing and feeling chest pain.
The swim was the worst. I felt so compressed in the wet-suit and I couldn't hold my breath long enough to put my face in the water to complete a stroke. So I did the swim on my side, resting a few times on the kayaks that were life guarding. When I finally finished I slopped myself onto dry land gasping while the sprint tri athletes happily jogged passed me to the bike transition. I felt like a soggy rat, but was so glad to be on solid ground.
The bike was easier by comparison, but still quite challenging. I haven't road biked much this year. The seat and hunched posture were exhausting, but much of the ride was down hill so I survived quite well.
The run was long and hard but I did it! The asthma got worse but I just kept going. And eventually I finished. Avery ran across the finish line with me, she was very proud of the metal I hung around her neck.
Ironically, Liz also had asthma in the water and really struggled through the whole event. She and I kept passing each other, then finished the race together. I felt quite flattered that I kept up with her, even though it wasn't exactly normal circumstances.
I think I will retire from triathlons, at least for now.
Posted by Brittany at 5:18:00 PM
The puppies all sold and moved away. The morning after the last one left, Shyla spend HOURS wandering the backyard looking for them. It was pretty heartbreaking. :(
I really miss the pups and think about them a lot. What a fun experience.
|I can't remember the name his family chose|
Posted by Brittany at 5:00:00 PM
Summer has been busy as usual, and full of fun.
|We stayed up at Snowbird with the Wiggins. It was beautiful!|
|Avery woke up early and worked hard to prepare this awesome breakfast for us.|
|We love Gramps|
|Avery loves her Grandma Pinnell|
|We went to Lagoon! Avery is brave and loves the scary roller coasters (that she's tall enough to ride on)|
|Todd took Avery skiing and she did great|
|Todd is so good with the girls and really takes time to play with them.|
|Lydia still screams and melts down all the time.|
|First sleepover together. Lydia was up half the night|
|Avery is becomnig a great climber! Lydia mostly just screams, but she is sure cute.|
|A and her clan watching TV|
|Though I enjoyed the cute rehersal, I was relieved when ballet classes ended.|
|A loves to cook|
|L loves the dog|
|We spend as much time outside as we can.|
|My old skateboard comes in handy with the kiddos|
|Blurred shot of the trampoline|
|Why are you looking at me weird, mom?|
|L is learning to dress herself|
Posted by Brittany at 2:28:00 PM
My childhood friend Becca is getting married! For her bachelorette party we camped, rafted the Green, hiked, and rode on speed boats in Moab. It was a blast!
|The whole crew. Can you tell anyone apart? We all look the same!|
|Taking in the view on our beach.|
|Hiking to Millcreek waterfall|
|We laughed our heads off each night sitting around the fire.|
|One of the highlights of the trip was watching Becca dance around in the dark with glow sticks taped on her. It's hard to explain just how tremendously funny it was!|
|Someone brought a 15 person floaty to play on!|
|The beautiful Colorado River via speed boat|
Posted by Brittany at 2:06:00 PM