If success is measured in those ways, I wouldn't count this race a success.
But maybe success just means finishing. Maybe it means setting the goal and then seeing it through. Maybe instead, success is simply enjoying the fact that it's OVER and now one can kick back and relax a little.
That sounds more comfortable to me.
|Me, in all my swimming glory|
After I finally started to feel normal again and everyone was done splishing and splashing, we all clambered back up to our picnic spot and enjoyed our lunches. My parents (so sweet!) had brought a Congratulations cake for everyone to share. I had little gifties all wrapped up and gave award ribbons in lieu of medals (one said, "Best Tooth Brusher!" another, "I'm Proud to Be Me!" and so on).
We raised close to $170 for Shared Hope International~awesome generosity of everyone was so appreciated!
It was a great day and those who participated have been asking if we'll do it again next year.