Saturday, August 25, 2012
Fit-Pic: Iron Kids Race Verona
They say you're never too old to try a triathlon, but you're also never too young. Before we could even start on our bike ride--leaving Chicago later than we should have courtesy of me, the girl who couldn't wake up this morning, plus some slow-moving cars and a pit-stop at McDonalds--we saw kids of all ages and sizes powering up the road we usually pedal down to end our Ironman loop ride (a bit of a push especially when you're not on a road bike). They had road bikes, mountain bikes, bikes that had training wheels attached to them at one point. Some wore T-shirts and shorts, others wore their swimsuits, and others looked as decked out as mom and dad with the one-piece tri suit. We were impressed!
They were participating in the Hy-Vee IronKids Triathlon, which was staged from Fireman's Park in Verona, our usual starting spot. And instead of worrying about where to park and how late we'd be getting on the road to ride, we rolled down the windows, slowed down and cheered for those IronKids. Totally worth it to watch since I've never ventured to Foster Beach to check out the Chicago Kids Triathlon that's always held on Saturday before the sprint- and Olympic-distance races on Sunday.
Have you watched your kids do a triathlon?