Saturday, September 18, 2010
Countdown to Syracuse 70.3
I went to pick up my packet yesterday, and was underwhelmed by the schwag. No women's cut race shirts...and we all know how I feel about that. With a race that has, in my estimation, about 800 or more women racing, I'm surprised they can't splurge for women's shirts. Nonetheless, I don't do these races for the goody bags, so I'm not going to hold it against Ironman!!
I did end up buying another long sleeve, women's shirt with the Syracuse 70.3 logo, so I'm all set with bragging shirts!
My Train-This teammate, Amelia, drove down from Canada yesterday to stay with us for the weekend. We have had a great time talking about her adventures in Africa and beyond, triathlon this and that, giving her the low-down on the course, and much more. She seems to be one of the kind of people you meet in your life that you instantly connect with. I'm so glad she decided to stay with us this weekend. Here she is spread out in the studio, making lists of some kind, and doing the intensive pre-race prep we all do the day before a race!
Today, Kel and I are going to drop the boys off at Gramma's and Grampa's house for a slumber party, then off to the race site to check in the bikes, and then we are going to head over to the team dinner at Mike's house. It should be a wonderfully relaxed day.
If you want to follow me tomorrow on Ironmanlive.com, my bib number is #831, and my wave takes off at 7:40. And in case you were wondering, my husband is KellyM (#415) and I'm KellyJ. It's Kel's first half-ironman, and he is going to rock it!! It probably doesn't hurt that we will both be sporting Trakkers green, either!!