Kim and I traveled the short distance to Emmett today to watch Tucker in his first triathlon. We had Beck and Arli stay with us last night to allow Tucker and Michelle to leave bright and early this morning. Beck and Arli were absolutely amazing for us last night, but that is a tale for another time. We left Boise at 0900, swung by Tuck and Michelle's house to rescue pink sandals from the mailbox deposited there by Michelle and headed out to Emmett. We thought we would arrive in plenty of time to see Tucker in the biking portion of the race. The swimming portion of the race began at 0930 and Tuck thought he would be out of the water by 1000. His swimming was fantastic, he was only in the water for 13 minutes if I remember correctly....we completely missed him on his bike, in the transition from bike to running. We were able to share in his accomplishment as he crossed the finish line at the end of the race. He really "left it all on the road"...you will need to ask Tucker what that meant. He did AWESOME! Not only did he complete the race faster than his goal, he won first place for his age division. The boy is a champion!! He didn't look too worse for wear at the end of the race. Had to sit down for a moment but was pretty well pumped up when he found out he was 63rd over all and first place in his age division. What an amazing example he is for me and for all of us. He set a goal and not only achieved it but exceeded his own expectations. What a great kid. I included a few pictures allowing anyone who reads this the opportunity to see what a winning triathlete looks like.