I got a little packing done, but it's not almost 9 pm and I am nowhere near done.
The race was great! The water was cold, and the timing mat was at the top of the ramp to T1. Ummmm....that added minutes on to my swim time, and made me look uber fast in transition.
The bike was a nice course. Lots and lots and lots of hills. One right after another.
The run course was all cement, but wove through some field/marsh type things, so it was nice. Lots of water stops. I probably should have slowed down on the liquids, because I eyed the port a potty on the route pretty hard. Fortunately I made it without a pit stop!
Abs and Gunner were there throughout the race cheering me on. Abs was really impressed every time I raced by. She looked up from my iPhone long enough to smile, wave, yell for me, and then return to what she was doing.
I was 18th out of 54 in my age group. Not great by any means, but having not worked out in two weeks except for a short 4 mile run one day, I knew I wasn't going to break any records. It's my fault, but camping wasn't exactly the place to be working out, although I guess I could have run when it cooled down and the mountain lions were out.
The main thing is that I enjoyed the race. So much so, that I am looking for another race in the same location so that I can kick some butt next time!
Abs and I went to get pedicures, and the lady saw the bottom of my feet and got grossed out. They are covered in dry skin, blisters, healed blisters, and were looking rough. She didn't speak enough english to understand what I was trying to say, but she did what she could with them. All I know is that the massage felt great!
I've got tons of laundry to do before we left, but I did make Junior a shirt while Gunner ran to the store. I also sent him out with 4 kids to get Em some Keen's for the trip and so that I could try to sleep. I dozed off and on for hours.
I'm reading The Book Thief right now, and if you haven't read it, it is amazing! I'm hoping to finish it up on the plane tomorrow and then start in on some of the other books I have lined up. I completed about 5 or 6 books while I was in Texas, so I am making some more room on my bookshelf...sort of.
We are flying with 4 kids today, wish us luck!