Last month while I was in New York, Bryn participated in her 3rd "TRYathlon" at the YMCA... 150 yard swim, 1 mile run and 2.5 miles on the bike for her age group. While she wasn't exactly amused by my not being there, she did have the support of her dad, her grandparents and my friend's daugther to cheer her on! She gets her desire to compete and her love of sports & exercise honestly. What she hasn't quite learned though is that you can't just go out and do something like this without training for it. She finished the race, of course, but did complain that she could "hardly breathe" while she was running.
And like the good mother I ALWAYS am... I said, "Well, I told you so." LOL!
As a side story to this race, one of the girls in Bryn's age group had her bike break shortly after she got on to ride so she couldn't continue to compete. However, when Bryn was finished with her biking, she let this girl borrow her bike. And by the time this girl got to the last portion of the race... the running... she was the only kid still left on the course. Everyone else had already finished. So... several of the kids, Bryn included, went back out & ran with her so she didn't have to finish the race alone. Talk about a tear-jerker. Bob said it was emotional to watch. And I cried on the phone when he told me the story, dang it!
To say that I'm proud of Bryn for a million reasons would be an understatement. Girlfriend is going to be unstoppable in life...