Monday, 19 November 2007


Saturday we arrived at Shepparton to 36 degrees as predicted. I had to buy a sunshade for the windscreen of my car because someone who shall remain nameless (it starts with M and ends with X and has an A in between) had taken mine out of my car to put in his car! MmmmmmMEN!!
Sunday was to be 34 degrees so I had my sunscreen with insect repellent included.Up at 4.45am to have a shower and be at the race by 5.30am. The race starts at 7.00am but there is a race briefing and checking in of equipment. At about 10 to 7 everyone walked around Lake Kialla(man made on a housing development). Just as Max’s group set out, down came the rain! Oh no – a couple of kms back to my car – yeh!! Surely we are going to get some sun. It’s meant to be 34 degrees.

Check out my new sunshade! Sitting on my dashboard,Didn’t need it.
We had rain, thunder, lightning. Such fun. I am so glad I had put in my umbrella and a jacket. Being a supporter of a triathletes is not as easy as it sounds.

Swim 31.55min Max coming out of the water and is on the right.

Max is in the blue and white bike gear! See all of the water on the road.
A bit dangerous on the corners!

Ride 2hr 46:59 minutes

Run 1 hr 42:47minutes
Max in the orange and black top

Max completed the race in 5 hours 1 minute and 41 seconds.

When we get home we find out Chloe has Chicken pox and one of my adult sons went to hospital with bad tonsillitis. Why does it always happen when you stay away for a night?

Something good happened too

Look what I got in the mail!!1 Lucky, lucky me. Just look at the pretty envelope

I got a beautiful Snowman Snowflake from Laurie of Charming Designs. I am so lucky.
Thanks Laurie


Natasha Burns said...

oh my goodness Max is incredibly fit!!! Love the snowman from Laurie!!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Blogger is doing my head in tonight. The text just won't go where it should. Arrrrgh!!!!!

Lori said...

sorry about the kiddos, it never fails...hope everyone is feeling better the snowman from Laurie!

Natasha Burns said...

Oh yay I can read it now! oh poor kiddies, hope everyone is well again.
I still can't get over how fit Max is! I seriously can't run more than 5 mins on the treadmill. i can walk for hours but running, forget it, I don't know how he does it!!!

Jeanne said...

Yay to Max for completing the race!!!

love.boxes said...

Max is awsome! He's look'in good there.. I would be dead if I did that.

Hope the children are all better soon. Tonsils are dumb.

Laura Bray said...

Alison!!!! I received your Deck the Halls Swap package today! Everything is lovely. I'll try to get pictures up on my blog soon-but feel free to post yours now-maybe I'll steal them for my blog. I can't thank you enough for the lovelies! I'll be posting my package to you in the next 3 days!

Katrina Chambers said...

Hi Alison! How fit is your husband!!! Good on him. Poor u getting stuck in the rain. I was in Albury and there wasn't any rain there so you got a good downpour. Your decorations are gorgeous. I love the colours! Hope everyone is feeling a bit better in your family too!

Gail McCormack said...

Good for you Alison for going away and supporting your M A X, he must be so so fit and I love the snowman from Laurie
...sorry I seem so late leaving comments lately, never mind I love catching up with it all when I can...Alison it's Tuesday night and I bet you can hear the wonderful sound of rain! daughter, dog and I just go inside from our after dinner lovely and fresh it is now

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison, good on Max! And gorgeous snowman from Laurie, she is so talented.