(Renegade post by SpiderDad)
It’s been Olympics fever here at Spiderbyte HQ. We’re loving the FREE HD TV coverage and the groms have been training hard all summer for their own version of the Olympics: the All Pool Swim Meet going on this weekend. (Stay tuned for complete sports coverage!)
With all the kids’ training commitments; the swim meets, tennis matches, fencing competitions, Awful Awful hydration breaks.. it’s easy to forget the brains behind the operation: SpiderMom!
As you may know, Mom found out she has Crohn's at the start of the summer. She’s making some big sacrifices not the least of which impacts her athletic training and diet. She’s not out of the woods and there is still much to learn this year but I’m so proud to report that SpiderMom is kicking its ASS out on the race course! (pun intended)
SpiderMom has always said, after years of training, “I just want to place in the top three of my age group once! Is that too much to ask?” The closest she’s ever come is fifth, UNTIL NOW.
- On June 3rd, she earned 2nd place in her age group at the Title 9 Escape the Cape Triathlon at Onset, MA.
- On June 24th, at the Oh My Goddard Triathlon in scenic Warwick, she placed FIRST in her age group and SECOND OVERALL! Say it with me, "Oh my Goddard!"
- On July 8th, she placed 2nd in her age group at the Mattapoisett Lions Club Triathlon.
- Before her most recent triathlon in Narragansett we knew the odds were against her since the field included elite athletes. I affectionately recited one of our favorite war cries, “Don’t bother coming home if you don’t place.” ..and sent her on her way. On July 29th, she placed 3rd in her age group!
SpiderMom is probably going to kill me for posting this, but she’s too modest to brag and the Spiderbyte crew couldn’t be more proud of our fearless leader! Go you crazy Canuck!