I was lucky enough to make my way to the Big Island for som big spectating at the Superbowl of triathlon this weekend- the Ironman World Championships. Next year, I'll be on the start line (explicit use of The Secret, exhibit A), but this year I'm happy to cheer, train, and do all of the things you can't do when you're racing this Ironman thing.
So far, it's been a lot of catching up with friends, some solid training, and of course, the Underpants run. This year, our "Team" raised money for Hawaiian charities by charging folks $ to take a photo with us. Is that so wrong?
Thursday started with the Underpants run....
|Kristin, Angi, Rachel, Caleigh, Me, Laura, Donna|
|Parking lot documentation of H&R rendezvous.|
And finished with a Zoot photo shoot out in the Energy Lab
Friday, Tatiana and I headed out to ride the Ironman course. The first 90 miles were awesome. The last 20, not so much. A borrowed road bike that doesn't quite fit, a flat tire, and a stiff headwind are not ideal in hour #6 of a ride. But onwards we rode.
|Hawaiian #ridesnack Tempura shrimp handroll at mile 85|