|Karin and I celebrating|
With friends in Asheville
the night before her debut
I know what you are thinking just as you read the title of this blog, "oh what is Lamperski ranting and raving about this time" or " here goes Mr. Humble and his pride". Well it's not quite what you may perceive initially, as this blog post will pertain to my athletic adventures on a very limited scale. As any of you who know me, you are aware that I am very lax at updating my blog post so this is a few weeks dated but very necessary to someone whom I support in every way. You will soon know this person as Mrs. Lamperski, (Wow) but most of you would know her as Karin Helmbrecht currently.
Karin embarked upon the sport of triathlon because her running injuries began to linger more and more, so I decided it was time for her to hop on a bike and save her body from the beating of the concrete while running only to beat up the concrete with her sweet Giant Avail, that she would classify as "really cute". After all at the end of the day who wants a fast bike when you can have a "cute" one right? Anyways, I lured Karin into signing up for the Lake Logan Triathlon, since I was working the event as well as participating in the Olympic distance the day before she would make her debut in the sprint distance. In short, Karin provided Bill Shires a pretty amazing recap of her first adventure into the multi-sport world and I wanted to highlight this on my own blog post. I was more proud of her finishing (and finishing well to boot!) this triathlon than I was for any other personal achievement I have netted. Please take a moment to read her recap, I am a very proud fiancee' to say the least, she did even better than I could have imagined.
Karin Helmbrecht's recap of the Lake Logan Sprint Triathlon:
"I recently had my first experience competing in a triathlon, the Lake Logan Sprint, which is part of the TrySports triathlon series. I had always wanted to compete in one of these races at some point in my life, and since they are a big part of my fiancé, Chris Lamperski’s, life, he gave me the push I needed to sign up for this event.
|The gang happy and full of hops|
|Karin soaking in the Cold Water before the start|
|Karin coming first out of the water only to be passed by|
some other woman in route to T1
|Karin flying through the swim, look at that extension!|
|Out of T2 and ready to Roll!|
|Heading up the mountain, looking super smooth|
Not so sure Karin will ever do an Ironman, but for now, it's pretty awesome that she finally gave Triathlon a shot and she was very successful while doing it. There will be more to come in the future I am sure, we just need to find a way to not let her get some bored with these things after a few months haha. Eventually it would be nice to get her a set of aero bars to at least try out and possibly move on to a triathlon specific bike but for now, we are sticking with her comfortable "Cute" Giant Avail. Please keep in mind that Karin had no clue I was posting this to the public but I think she deserves the spot light and to also highlight to those who have never tried a multi-sport event, that it can be done.