Cazenovia Triathlon 2011 and The Things Kids Say

by Joanne on August 15, 2011

Something was up.  Ted was yawning, I was grumpy, but we had a triathlon to complete and we were up early, ready to go.

Cazenovia, N.Y.

It was quite a walk from where we were able to park to the transition area of the event and the amount of people – wow! A lot of folks turned out to compete in this technical, challenging Sprint, Olympic, or Aqua bike event. 

Set up

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You can tell, he just wasn’t feeling it.  That face says “Don’t make me have to smile, GRRRRR.”

I left Ted to get his stuff set up while I walked about a mile for coffee.  It was mandatory java to clear my head.

There were 9 different waves going off and Ted wasn’t scheduled to hit the water until 8:46 (he finally went it at 8:49).

Friends and family arrived so we watched the first few waves of swimmers go around the seemly long water course.

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Oh! And look who else showed up!  None other than the NEW Lieutenant Corporal in the Marines, or “Butter Bar” as they call them.

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CONGRATULATIONS TEDDY!  

It was time to … SPRINT!

Ted was up and in and out of the water.

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He had a good swim although he said it seemed awfully long and people were on top of him, kicking him, generally splish splashin’ everywhere.

Transition – and still not feeling it.

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The bike was a tough take off…on a hill. We saw more people go down

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Back again and into transition – a good ride. He had 2 gel packs and one bar. You’d think that would have given him an energy boost. It didn’t.

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The run wasn’t much better.  Again, it was a hilly course and Ted took a walk up the steepest of hills.

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His legs were shot and he was ready for this thing to be over.  FINALLY, the finish!

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Chocolate milk, water, Gatorade and another dip in the water, he was finally refreshed and glad to be done with it.

While Ted recovered by playing a round of golf with friends (a “Best Ball” game to benefit the Humane Society), Nancy, Teddy and I enjoyed a wonderful brunch at The Brewster Inn in Cazenovia.

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It was a good day, although not the best way to finish a Triathlon season. It may be Ted’s last for this year…or maybe not.  Wait and see.

I’m not sure of the source of the following.  It was from my father and sure to make you laugh. 

1.  HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY?   (written by kids)  
You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff.  Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.   –  Alan, age 10

-No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry..  God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with.   –  Kristen, age  10 

2.  WHAT IS  THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.  –   Camille, age 10

3.  HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?

You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. -  Derrick, age 8

4.  WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN  COMMON?
Both don’t want any more kids.    –  Lori,  age 8  

5.  WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
-Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other.  Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.   –  Lynnette, age  8 

-On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.  –  Martin, age  10

 
6.  WHEN IS  IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?   
-When they’re rich.   –  Pam, age  7

-The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn’t want to mess with that.  -  – Curt, age   7

-The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them.  It’s the right thing to do.    -  – Howard,  age 8

 
7.   IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys.  Boys need someone to clean up after them. 
–  Anita, age 9  (bless you child )

8.  HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN’T GET MARRIED?   
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn’t there?  –  Kelvin, age 8  

9.  HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?   
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck. –  Ricky, age 10 

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3 Comments

  • At 2011.08.15 23:25, Monet said:

    Kids say the cutest things, huh? And I loved seeing those pictures from the triathlon. Thank you for sharing your words and pictures, my friend. I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow. I’m enjoying your post with a big bowl of watermelon. Just perfect. Much love and many blessings from Austin!

    • At 2011.08.16 00:23, Bela said:

      Sorry he wasn’t feeling it 🙁

      • At 2011.08.18 21:19, Pam said:

        GO DAD!!! Sorry you weren’t feeling great about the race, but way to finish!!
        Hi Teddy, back on the blog again 🙂
        Joanne-Loved the kids sayings, notice what Pam says, hehe, smart 7 yr old!

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