Monday, October 10, 2011

Rev3Tri South Carolina

I just returned from a weekend in the south for Rev3Tri South Carolina.  Now you guys know I LOVE my Rev3/Trakkers family, so of course I had a great weekend.

I flew into Atlanta on Thursday, which also happens to be where my best friend in the whole world, Ellen, lives.  This year we are celebrating our 20th year of being friends.  TWENTY YEARS!!!  We had decided at the beginning of the summer that this was going to be a girl's weekend in Anderson, where her aunt happens to live.  Even though I wasn't able to race because of my bike crash, I decided to go down anyway so I could spend time with her and see all of my teammates in Anderson.

One of our favorite things to do together, besides talk of course, is eat great food.  And, as always, we made the most of the great restaurants in Atlanta and Anderson, SC.  Since I wasn't racing I was able to take full advantage of any culinary (and beverage) delights that came my way!!  After a lovely dinner on Thursday night and then a relaxing morning at Ellen's home on Friday, we headed to Anderson with a pit stop at the outlets in Commerce.  (Shopping is another thing Ellen and I excel at!)

We rolled into town rather late and ate dinner at a wonderful little place called Summajoe's.  If you are ever close to Anderson, I highly recommend it!  We liked it so much, we convinced everyone to have our Trakkers Team dinner there on Saturday night!!

Saturday we spent the day hanging out at the Rev3 Expo and practice swim. The team made sure all the swimmers were lubed up with TriSlide at the practice swim and before the race on Sunday.

Me, Jill, Kiersten, and Andree.
I have to admit, it was kind of sad to be there and not be racing.  I didn't think it would bother me as much as it did, but the fact is, there is no way I could have raced yesterday.  Even just directing bikers on the bike course wore me out, despite the fact that my shoulder is feeling stronger every day.  Doing a half-ironman would not have been smart, that's for sure.  I am still so glad that I went though, because I was able to see so many people I love all in one weekend!!

Me and Team Trakkers Mama Bear, Carole Sharpless.
My body continues to heal from my recent trauma, but this weekend did wonders to heal my soul.  I am so glad I went, and am even more glad to be home with my boys!


  1. It was so much fun to see you again Kelly. Nice to get a chance to chat for once. Cedar Point I was a little pre-occupied. Summajoe's was amazing I'm so glad we went there for dinner. Glad you put up with it twice!!! Keep on healing :-)

  2. So good to see you this weekend (and meet Chuck haha) So nice to meet Ellen, she's awesome! Keep on healing girl!! You'll be out there next year! Yeah for team trakkers!!

  3. sorry you couldn't race, Kelly, I feel for you, but you are keeping such a good attitude about it! (watching hours of Mad Men straight also helps I am sure) :)

  4. Thanks for volunteering out there. I promise I would have gotten lost even with signage if it wasn't for the bike marshals. Keep healing, and soon you'll be back to racing whenever you want!

  5. You are so awesome. I loved seeing you. I hope that you really heal up and come back stronger than ever!!! LOVED meeting your GHP bestie! That place certainly is magical!

  6. I am so glad you went Kelly. It is inspirational for all the athletes here AND there, to know life continues as does the healing....take it in stride. I too agree, volunteering at the Breast Cancer Awareness Ride here....I was worn through and through. Kisses from God though, for you, right? It was bittersweet for you but sounds like it was more sweet than anything! XO

  7. I am glad that you got to have a great weekend with many friends. That is always good for the soul. I am continuing to send you healing vibes because we need those injuries to heal as well!

  8. You are definitely on the recovery road my dear! Wish I could have been there to help cheer with you this weekend! Sounds like a great one!


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