Waiting patiently.....or not so patiently to be lined up for the first wave of swimming.
He even made the news with his swimming! He's right at the beginning.....
Drew helping him out the door. It was so cold and I know his instinct had to be "no way am I running outside"
Parents couldn't help, but a volunteer was able help him finally squeeze his wet body into semi-dry pants, socks and shoes.
He had to push his bike to where the sign is, before he could hop on and ride for one mile.
Once the bike was thrown down, his helmet got a little stuck, but then he was off for the 1/2 mile run. I promise at this point, none of the kids had a smile on their face.
18 minutes and 54 seconds. He didn't place, but we are sooooooo proud of him for doing it! They had about 80 kids participate, and in this weather, that's amazing! All proceeds from the event benefit our local Big Brothers, Big Sisters organization.
Blake was a little nervous the whole time. He said more so than when he runs his own races.
Blake got his hugs in before they could get a medal on him. This is our good friend and swim teacher Jenny!
Not sure if ice water hit the spot, but we ran and got some hot chocolate as soon as it was over!