But even better than the swim, bike and run was the fact this was the first triathlon for both me and "the best daughter", Olivia! And she did fantastic, placing 2nd in her age group. For me, the gift was simply to finish. Mission accomplished!
A big shout out to the First Responders of Bethany Beach and surrounding areas for such a well run event in all aspects. On a personal level, another shout out of thanks to our cheerleaders: Marilyn and Danielle Eichner, and Olivia's friends Rachel and Danielle, plus our gracious hostess (with the mostest) Rosemary Klein, of Bethany, Delaware, who has super comfy beds for a good night's sleep, along with good pies (that's what people say) and even better conversations, especially on the beach.
Our day ended with a restaurant meal with Kathy and Jon Russell and Rosemary in Rehoboth, and the best ice cream at Vanderwende's in Dewey Beach.