As with any journey, you have to pay attention... notice when you are starting to move backward... and set up your next plan of attack... and for me... my attack is accountability!
One-derland... I'm coming back! :-)
|Who cares what we were toasting at this moment... I love|
you, Jeff... and always will!
|Jeff and me (and Anna and Abby) picked up the|
race packets for our teams... 16 hours to go
before race time!
|OUR transition area... you have NO idea how much I have waited|
to say those words! :-) Yes, we were on opposite teams, but my
sweet husband was doing a triathon with me...OK... against me...
... who cares? He was with me!
|... in THIS corner, Team Justwingit...Steph, Roger and Jeff...|
... and in the other corner, Team LoserBuysBeer... Mike and me (and Gary)...
who was supposed to do our run until he had knee surgery... a week ago... darn...
I had to have a mulit-time and trainer Ironman do our swim and bike... ;-)
|I've never done or seen a beach start tri before...|
... could this BE more beautiful?
|... pretty big group for the beach start!|
|Jeff and I were jogging to warm up... I've NEVER run with Jeff...|
I KNOW after today we will be a (2) member tri family!
|Another photo of the beach start... oh... I should mention that we handed |
our camera off to injured team member, Gary, who took all these
photos while we were warming up! (THANK YOU!!!)
|WOOO HOOOO! There is my teammate, Ironman Mike, coming in |
strong from the swim. We saw him coming and this is when I started
getting nervous! Since Mike was one of the first out of the water, there
was a bullseye on my back... and Jeff was all over it!
|There is Jeff starting his first tri bike... white star on his back... |
the race is ON!
|JustWingIt runner Roger starting the run... and friend and regular|
triathlete in the over 75 category, Bill Hines is at the front of the screen...
|Ironman Mike finishing up our run... WOO HOOOOOOOOO!|
|Our teammates and family waiting for Roger from Jeff's team to finish...|
|And here comes Roger... up the left... GO, GO, GO!!!|
|Could there BE a more beautiful place for a 7AM swim? I was|
4th out of the water in this group, so I'm right up there...
|6:30AM... it was already so warm that Anna|
was in shorts as I was about to jump into the water.
|This photo tells it all... TOTAL SHOCK as I came out of the water! |
|I had some tech issues with the bike and knew|
I was 10 minutes off my goal... had to pick it up!
|The wind killed me on the run... although I ran more (walked less) and felt |
better on the run this year.
|Anna made us a cool sign... and is showing here how hard the wind|
was blowing... she didn't have to hold her sign, the wind held it for her.
|Me and Briony... PHEW...It's over! :-)|
|Our Palomar YMCA racers... love having a "gym" to train at that |
comes along with a family to race with!
|At the finish line, Anna (dog lover) met a new 180 pound friend!|
|WINNERS! I took 2nd just behind Paul Torres... I beat her by 10 minutes|
on the swim, she beat me by 10 minutes on the run... our transitions
were pretty equal. It KILLS me that my mechanical issues on the bike
cost me this race! AUGH!!! :-) Onto the next race!