Marie celebrated her birthday today by participating in a duathlon and low and behold, her team won first place! (She and her partner Sasha are pictured with their trophies for which we will be building a trophy case next week! That’s Judy doing the Watusi on a picnic table nearby.)
For the uninformed, a duathlon in August is something only a masochist could appreciate. It involves riding a bicycle about 12 miles and tagging a partner who completes the race with a three-mile run.
I was regretting not entering since there would have only been three of us in our age bracket, guaranteeing me at least a third place finish. But then, five hours later, I would still be out crawling along the course which meandered along the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway.
It was a great day and a wonderful event which I’m determined to enter next year. Judy ran the show like a third grade school teacher – which meant everyone hopped when she said hop.
Judy and I took Marie out to dinner last night to celebrate her birthday since we knew she would be ready for the couch after the grueling race. Come to think of it, all three of us were.
Happy birthday Marie. You look great for your age. (Didn’t we decide on 49?)