Thursday, April 29, 2010

greetings from saint george, utah!

we arrived late wednesday to someone upstairs playing funny jokes with the wind.....



thursday morning, we took a nice jog, a windy ride on the run course...it's beautiful, but gnarly. the hills are relentless.- james just got back from his ride, had to cut it short- he said the average speed for the first 90 minutes of his ride was 12 mph with the wind.


and then i scoped out the neighborhood. i found a health food store with plenty of apple cider vinegar for james (he drinks it 2x/day every day!) - these are the biggest bottles i've ever seen!
and i cased the frozen yogurt joints in town... i can practically sniff 'em out from miles away!
i had planned on going for a quick swim in the sand hollow reservoir today, but with the nasty winds and the 20 degree below normal air temps, i'm going to skip it. and it's like 20 miles away.
so, im off to the ironman expo and to check in! i'm here! i'm ready! let's do this!

13 comments:

SSB said...

Woohoo! Good luck this weekend. Love that you can sniff out FroYo places ;-) It's important.

X-Country2 said...

Woohoo! Hopefully the weather gods will get it all out of their system today. Good luck!!

Tawnee said...

So excited for you, best of luck! I'll be cheering like a crazy person for you and everyone else as I watch Athlete Tracker!!

Thanks for the comment on my last blog :)

allison said...

I hope there's better froyo than just Golden Spoon!

Update with your bib number so we can all track :)

D10 said...

You are going to nail this race! Have a blast and enjoy it. You are ready.

Christi said...

The wind looks wicked but I am sure the weather gods will take pity on all ya'all!

Slater Fletcher said...

I hope James has enough room to bring home all that super juice!

Enjoy your rest and trust your training . . . and yourself. Your a winner!

TATI said...

DO WORK! ;)

Chloe said...

Anything named 'the golden spoon' is going to be awesome :)

Looking forward to following you this weekend!!!

ajann0924 said...

Best of luck, just keep reminding yourself to stay positive. Have fun.

Teresa said...

Holy winds...wow! Good thing everyone rides the same course. Good luck, have fun, and enjoy YOUR ironman journey!!
tn

Jennifer Yake Neuschwander said...

I'm hoping that wind will be your tailwind....the entire time. Good Luck and hold on tight. Yikes!!!

Beth said...

Woo-hoo!! Let's do this indeed! And just think, the winds in Kona will feel like a light breeze after you get through tomorrow!! Have a blast Beth!