Growing up with 5 siblings, the idea of sibling rivalry was always thriving.  If we were headed to the lake it was who could ‘cut’ on a slalom ski the best. If it was outside weeding it was who could pull the longest root. So when my older brother Robb  challenged me to the Spudman Triathlon in Burley Idaho, I knew I could not back down. What’s on the line you ask? First and most importantly of all, PRIDE. Secondly, a 6 pack of glass bottle root beer (We’re Mormon what’d you expect?).

So today I thought we would kick off the rivalry with top 5 reasons that we will be beating each other. Please, read this with a hint of sarcasm and sweet sibling rivalry love in mind. :)

5 Reasons Robb will lose:

  1. Robb is old. The only way he can make it through the race is if he takes at least 3 bathroom stops.
  2. His training has been bike based, whereas mine has been running based. Running ALWAYS wins.
  3. His arrogance will be his demise.
  4. Robb will be running on little twig spindles for legs that could snap at any moment.
  5. The race does not provide Ensure which will likely throw him off his regular schedule.

5 Reasons Stacie WILL get beat: 

  1. Stacie just had a baby and is in the worst shape of her life right now.
  2. Her arrogance will be her demise.
  3. Because I really, really want to beat her.
  4. My training has been biking based, which is 65% of the race, and her training wheels will slow her down.
  5. Stacie is at a disadvantage because she just found out she can’t use her arm floaties on the swim portion.



May the favorite child WIN!

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9 Responses to SIBLING RIVALRY

  1. Spencer Lifferth July 16, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

    May the favorite child win. I plan to.

    • Stacie July 16, 2014 at 10:28 pm #

      You’re in a relay!

  2. Fiauna July 16, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

    Love it! You are too funny. I wish I could be there to see it all go down–when Stacie pulls her brother across the finish line.

  3. Stacie July 16, 2014 at 10:33 pm #

    Robb, you look so tough in this picture! It’s almost intimidating….almost,

  4. Jessica @ Bring The Kids July 16, 2014 at 11:40 pm #

    Crush him Stacie!!!

  5. Jennie July 17, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    Sorry Stacie. You are my favorite, but Robb’s reasons are waaay better than yours. Good luck anyway! :)

  6. Kristine Eccles July 17, 2014 at 9:58 pm #

    You guys are the best! Good luck on your race!

  7. Travis Lund July 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm #

    Always bet on Stacie. She is a money horse. I would take Stacie with all three kids packed on her back.

  8. big boo July 23, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    My vote is for Rob he is an animal in a contest. Have fun I hear it’s a great tri.

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