Welcome to reading about my daily activities revolving around kidlets and training for triathlons. The goal? Keep friends and family updated on our life and to motivate myself to get out there and DO what I set out to do!
Comments and suggestions welcome!
I couldn’t be happier with the race. I will write a long post when I am up to it. In the meantime, so highlights:
- the alarm going off at 4:30AM.
- Walking to the start with Jay, Bob and Marie-Anne. In the dark.
- The Buzz at the start
- The National Anthem
- The helicopters flying low overhead as we waited to start swimming
- Open water for most of my swim!
- The bike ride is a blur
- The Tour De France-like crowds up yellow lake
- Feeling good all day
- The incredible rush down that finish chute
- The terrific volunteers
- Watching Grace, Sister Madonna and Steve King finishing just before midnight.
Action pictures when I get them!
Leaving the camp… early.
Setting up my special needs bags
DONE and DONE!
This is the MOST FUN WATER SLIDE EVER. Plus, neoprene wetsuits make you go faster down it.
Where you don’t want to be
This morning’s swim – with slides. Very calm.
message board for athletes
Open water swim clinic. The guy in the middle is trying to qualify for Beijing in the 10K open water, which he now swims in 1H51. Barf.
I’ve been up since 6 this morning, despite my firm declaration that I was going to sleep in because Will is with his grandparents. Oh well, I am not alone, lots of people are up this morning.
Seem to be fighting a touch of a cold (thanks, Will!) but I’ll be fine. Nothing a little cold and flu medicine won’t fix.
This morning I’ll do a short swim, have a quick bite, head over to the swim start to hear some pros talk about strategy (though I suspect theirs is VERY different from mine i.e. go fast vs make it to the bike transition) and then return to camp for Marie-Anne’s feast of french toast!
I suspect there’s a nap in my future, too.