|#seenonmyrun in Aigle|
|Round the velodrome...|
After Switzerland, we were back in the air with a quick flight to Munich, Germany en route to Challenge Roth (and Iron-distance triathlon, probably the second biggest in the world after Ironman Hawaii). By "quick flight", I mean "complicated dog and pony show" as our amount of baggage is insane. But, we arrived in Germany and were met by the Challenge folks at the airport (They took care of Luke so well during our stay- it was amazing!) We arrived at our homestay in Roth, Germany and were certainly the luckiest kids in town. Norbert & Bettina live in a beautiful home that was large enough for our group of 4 including baby Wynne, PLUS Luke's parents who came for the trip. Throughout our stay, Norbert & Bettina were nothing short of amazingly hospitable, and we felt the same vibe throughout the town of Roth everywhere we turned. We're already hoping they'll have us back next year.
The days leading up to the race were filled with media events for Luke (interviews, parties, panels, dinners etc) and we explored the race course together on our bikes...
|Earth to Luke....Look alive, buddy!|
|on the course....Rural Bavaria|
|not clued in yet....|
|The family made it into the Slowtwitch Roth recap and I was called, '"Luke's wife Beth"... A girl can dream, right ;) ? Thanks Herbert for employing "The Secret" for me.|
|can't hide from Snapchat!|
|solo mommy run in the forest....cool until the "Little Red Riding Hood" imagery overtook my brain|
The actual race didn't go as planned for Luke, he ended up 10th pro, but you learn from every race experience and he's fired up to fix the little things that he needs to be successful in Kona in 12 weeks.
Wynne and I went to the swim with the family...
|me, Wynne, & auntie Jacque|
|beautiful morning for a race|
|Wynne's cheering onesie- Daddy's sponsors (thanks, Mom!)|
|Luke's dad tells him he's 2 minutes down from the lead as he heads up the Solarer Berg hill|
|Post race debriefing..."seee what had happened was..."|
|Cuddles with Carfrae... Hope some of the Ironman World Champion 2013 & Women's Challenge Roth 2013 vibes rubbed off!|
We left Roth on Tuesday post race and now we're in the Pyranées for some cycling and Tour de France spectation. It's an amazing opportunity with some of Luke's supporters and were having a blast... More from France soon!
P.s. running out to a wine tasting (rough rough life, i know...) so I don't have time to proof/spellcheck and I'm sure after wine tasting is a not a good time, so please excuse any errors, I just wanted to this post up before the next adventure is over!