Tony Tries: William Street School Triathlon [VIDEO]
This week we had a very special Tony Tries. It was special because normally it takes place on Tuesdays, and because this one was at my son's school. I was challenged by William Street School to try their Triathlon.
When the school reached out to see if we would do our show at the event, and if I would participate in the triathlon, of course I said yes. Race against 3rd thru 6th graders, I got this in the bag! Plus my son Gianni was in the event so it was game on.
Unfortunately I realized right after I exited the pool that this was a big mistake on my part. You know when your lungs do not have enough oxygen and you can't breath fast enough - yeah that was me for 2/3rds of the event! I knew I was in trouble but I had no choice but to keep going.
My biggest mistake came during the bike portion. I thought it would funny if I rode my son's bike during the race. It was funny, but it killed me. I couldn't sit down because his bike is small and you really have to pedal to move. When I finally got off of the bike, the last thing I wanted to do was run the half mile.
Alas, I ran/walked it and did make it to the finish line. This event was way more difficult than I gave it credit for and today I am still paying the price! Thank you to everyone at William Street School, and to Mrs. Paolella for inviting us. It was a fun experience (except for the part where all of the kids beat me!).