Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Julie's Race

We spent the past week in Delaware visiting Burke's brother, Jess, and his family. Among the many fun things we did, we went to Julie's Race, an aquathlon that Jess was the race director for.

What's an aquathlon you ask? It is like a triathlon only the pattern is a swim-run-swim sequence. The race is named after Burke's late sister, Julie, who drowned when she was three.

Come day of the race, Jess asked us to participate as a relay team in honor of Julie. So with no training or prep, Burke and I did an aquathlon together last Friday. I swam 1/4 mile, then Burke ran a 5K, and I finished off with another 1/8 mile swim. Our relay team came in third.

All the participants wore blue swim caps; I wore a pink one since I was swimming for Julie. It was a really neat experience. I have not swum a single lap across a pool for two years, so to swim a quarter mile in 9:12 was pretty impressive I would say.

The race was a lot of fun. We both really enjoyed the competition and I hadn't realized how much I enjoyed swimming. We are already looking forward to next year's race. We'll be better prepared to rock it.

7 comments:

Kristin said...

you guys are awesome! and Julia, you look amazing! Sounds like a great cause. It's inspiring. :)

Elizabeth said...

You both are looking very rugged and tough. That's neat to hear about the race...my cousins just lost their three year old son to a drowning accident. I'll have to mention Julie's Race to them. Hope you are well!

Laraine Eddington said...

Julia you are making me tired. I think I'll take a nap.

Greg and Karianne said...

That's awesome! Good job Julia. Maybe we'll come next year!

Carol T. said...

What a great race! I love the honor that you gave to Julie and remembering her. You both look like real contenders in your photos.
Congratulations!

Erin said...

Nice work, you two are tough!

Anna said...

Congrats Julia!! I'm so proud of you! You make me want to swim again. Maybe I will...
You look AMAZING in your picture! You're a TWIG! Does anyone feed you? Is McKay stealing all your food... Julia, sometimes you have to be selfish!
Burke, you look good too. And good job! :)
Love you both and glad that you could participate in something like that!