One of the reasons we are not going anywhere is because I have a rest day today because I'm racing tomorrow!!! It's a sprint tri called the Skinnyman, in beautiful Skaneateles, New York, which happens to be the town where Kel and I were married. It's supposed to be a chilly day, so I'm looking forward to pushing really hard, especially on the run. I'm hoping all of my trail runs will pay off with a speedy run split.
I picked up my packet yesterday at Syracuse Bicycle. Usually I just pick up my packet on race day for this race, but I needed some work done on my wheel and also needed some nuun, so I went over to get my stuff. When they handed over my shirt, I was beyond ecstatic to see that it was a women's fit shirt!! (You may or may not remember my pet peeve of getting men's shirts at races, but you can read about it here.) I think I might have jumped up and down! The woman who had made the decision to have women's shirts happened to be there, and I gave her a hug...really! It's about time race directors realize that women make up a huge percentage of their racers.
I got a great goody bag that had the usual stuff, plus a full size water bottle. Generally speaking, I always think there is nothing wrong with another water bottle. On a day that Kel and I are both riding long, we will use every single one of our water bottles. The problem is we have a little bit of a storage problem. Our current water bottle system consists of a tub on top of our fridge with overflow into the wooden bowl on top of our fridge.
Here's a closer look at the tub (which I'm pretty sure is from the hospital from when Ryan was born...it might have even been what he got his first bath in!)
...and that is not even all of our water bottles. Both of our aero bottles and all of our stainless steel bottles are missing from this photo. Clearly, I need a new solution.
I will freely take suggestions.