I did a duathalon this weekend! Well sort of…a duathalon is really when you run and bike….but I swam and ran, so I’m still calling it a duathalon….
But let me back up a moment. On Saturday night, we went to the beach just around sunset time. As you already know, I really love the beach. We played and ran as the sun was setting.
And then we went over to a beach bonfire party. Jared shared a little bit of tortilla chips with me. It was scrumptuous.
It got a bit cold and I started shivering because I had swam in the water earlier that day, so we left after a little while and went back to the warm house.
It was a good choice because we got up early the next morning for a big Duathalon! Jared is training for an Ironman- that’s when you swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and then run a whole marathon. Every weekend, he leaves for training and comes home smelling like the park and outdoors fun stuff. I always want to go with him, but am never allowed. Until today!
Mommy and I went with Jared to the park for his training- he had swimming and running on the schedule for today! I love both swimming and running, so I was excited.
First, I just hung around the lake with Mom and Jared. It smelled great!
Then, when I was busy sniffing, Jared and his teammates got into the water and disappeared! I was a little worried. I like it best when we stay together. We’re a pack, afterall.
Mommy wanted to go walk around on some hiking trails while they swam, but I didn’t want to. I kept my eyes glued on the lake the whole time.
After a while, she let me just stand watch by the lake.
FINALLY, finally, I saw Jared start emerging from the water. He was still far away, but I sprinted into the water and swam far out to go get him.
We swam back together.
Whew, I was so glad he was back on land! And that swim gave me so much energy!
I ran around in circles to dry off a bit while they towled off.
I was just so happy to be with Jared, I stuck by him like glue for the rest of the day.
He changed into his run clothes and I walked with them to the running trails.
Mommy assumed I would just walk with her while they ran, but no way Jose! I was going to do whatever they did. I wanted to be one of the guys.
We ran all along the trails.
And kept on running.
Pretty fast, if I do say so myself.
Miles 2, 3, and 4 passed by quickly. I passed mom about every mile and she offered to hang out with me so I could rest, but I didn’t want to stop! Even though I have short little legs, I can run fast and far.
Sometimes we raced…..
Mile 5 passed too before I knew it.
And before you’d know it, I ran 6.2 miles!!
Mommy and Jared were so proud of me! I usually sleep most of the day, so they didn’t realize I could run so fast or so far, but I can. And you know what? I really liked it. I’m thinking about training for a marathon……
After that, we went out for pizza.
And then I came home and napped, of course. My duathalon made me a little bit sleepy!
Mom gave me a bath because I smelled like fish from the lake- gross. We ate steak (I love Sundays!) and then played ball for a while. Before I knew it, the day was over, Monday begun, and it’s back to the workweek in the ‘burbs.
Another active weekend! I just can’t wait for the next one.
Until next time xoxox
— Are you a runner?
— Do you like to swim too?
— How close are you to the beach?