11 on 11 {July Edition}

Triathlon used to be a pretty big part of my life. I was way into it….had a coach, ranswimbiked for a lot of my free time. This was in the strange, unfamiliar window that housed a post working Kate/new mom Kate and pre photography Kate.

I needed something of my own. I had already done a few marathons and being the type A athlete nerd that I am, I had my sights on triathlon….and finishing an Ironman.

Well, in 2007 I finished my first (and last) Ironman. 140.6 miles of hard. Very hard. And in the process burned myself out. I’ve not done a tri in 3 years and while that makes me sad, I know it has been the right thing to do for me and my family.

However, when my eight year old asked to do one, I was ALL OVER it. Of course! She loved it and we’ve found one we can do together….now, it is no Ironman, which is just fine by me and definitely more my speed these days.


And one from my friend, Eddie from a half Ironman from I have no idea…but a good selfie for a triathlon themed post.


Now head on over to Tonya Teran’s amazing work. Promise it will be worth your time.

July 11, 2013 - 2:53 pm

Christie - What an awesome kid she is, that is so fantastic! Love the pics, and the one of Dad holding the signs at the finish line made me tear up, she will treasure that photo!

July 11, 2013 - 3:12 pm

Marie - Kate, I think it is beyond amazing that your daughter completed a tri! So awesome and what a hug accomplishment for her. You are such a great example! Love the pictures!

July 11, 2013 - 4:59 pm

Summer Murdock - Your daughter is AWESOME and so are you Kate! Wowza!

July 11, 2013 - 7:36 pm

Taryn Boyd - what an unbelievable ting for an 8 year old to do. seriously amazing!!! you captured this occasion so well!

July 11, 2013 - 7:49 pm

Fran Barker - Now THIS is what it is all about! I can not think of a better way for you to combine your work and your family than right here. These are nothing short of lifelong treasures, Kate! Amazing.

July 11, 2013 - 10:57 pm

Sarah Cambio - Your b&w are AMAZING! Love the sign your little one is holding!

July 12, 2013 - 7:04 pm

Tonya Teran - Wow, GO ELLA! These are amazing and I’m so impressed with her 🙂

July 18, 2013 - 12:37 pm

sally - you simply amaze me with your way of turning life into straight-up ART. Amazing. And sheesh, to be in shape like your whole family, there’s a goal for me!

July 19, 2013 - 2:53 pm

Life with Kaishon - I love that you can do this together.
You have a beautiful smile.

July 19, 2013 - 2:55 pm

admin - wow. thank you!!