Well I had a busy (BUSY) weekend.
I ran my TRIATHLON! YAY!
I was all jittery on Friday...for real -- I felt weird in the stomach. Was I constipated? Had I over carb loaded? I kept thinking my tires were going to deflate or my wet suit wasn't going to fit. I also thought I might have been OVER hydrating. I kept picturing Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka -- except it was me and I was filling up with water.
Also, I had a phantom pain in my neck - felt like a stiff neck coming on. Everything was feeling just a half a step off.
Here I am with my TRI BAG - its a IKEA bag, It was giant but it fit all my stuff. Thank god my friend Tim gave me the tip to bring a bucket to flip upside down to keep my sneakers dry! It was invaluable.
I got my race packet on Friday afternoon and I stayed at a friend of a friend's house in Bourne. It was an amazing joint, and I had my OWN SUITE! A sweet suite at that! And they turned on the hot tub for me! Really a great way to relax before the event.
Inside the race packet was this Hammer Gel. Montana Huckleberry -I didn't end up trying it. I was too nervous to eat something I hadn't had before. My race number - 574, my chip timing....and a bunch of flyers and ads. I also bought new no-tie shoelaces on the recommendation of...guess who...TIM....and spent some time Friday night lacing up and de-lacing my shoes.
I had a bit of a headache Friday night and went to bed (in my Sweet Suite) at 9:30!
Here are some pics from RACE DAY....the bummer of the whole day was that 20 minutes before the swim ----they cancelled the SWIM...The water was too rough. I was personally more worried about the bike b/c quite frankly, i don't train on my bike in the RAIN!
Here's me waiting for the waiting for the swim. My tri-buddy Megan took it. I look like a fierce athlete here right?
Oh and how do I know his age...well wonder of wonder, they write your age on your calf! Isn't that amazing? I knew how old every person was ahad of me. On the run I chased after a 27 year old woman because I needed to catch her....and because she was 27 and my leg said 44!
More later...i must work....my times...do you want them..
I will post in a few.