Sunday, June 15, 2008

Virginia Day 4 (race prep)

Making my parents proud!

Well it's 5am race morning and I have been up since 4:28am. No... it's not because I am nervous or couldn't sleep. I am actually am very relaxed and was sleeping really well. The fire alarm went off in our hotel at 4:28am with instructions to evacuate the building. Sweet!

430 am in the morning face.

The scene in the hotel lobby was like the scene from a movie... all kinds of people. There was a crew from 'lil Kim's entourage who were still in full-on party mode(yes she is staying here... or so I heard), a bunch of confused triathletes, and some disgruntled guests. Me and Beth couldn't stop laughing as we made our way outside to the street. It was hilarious. In situations like that there is nothing you can do and nothing at to be stressed out about... all you can do is laugh and know you will have a good story to tell.

waiting to go back inside... at least it was warm.

Yesterday was a good one. Beth had a solid race even with having to deal with tons of lap traffic from the 5k and 10k. I will let her post about that one. I am so stoked she is here along with my parents. Hanging out with them makes the time leading up to the race way more mellow and fun.

Beth doing what she does.

I got in my race prep workouts while Beth was out doing work and then after she was done we hopped in the river for a swim. After she collected her hardware it was back to room for some relaxing and lunch. It was a great day. All we did was lounge around all day, eat, and watch TV. I am ready to go!

Me and the Champ.

one last thing... you gotta check these drinks out. Cody's team is sponsored by them and now I am hooked. Mix 1. Great first thing in the morning or after a workout.


Mac Brown said...

Beth has been on the podium more this year than I have been in my life . . . and only you all would take your camera with you when evacuating a hotel at 4:30am.

Good luck today brother!

Jeff Kerkove said...

Mix 1 stuff rocks! Wish I had a supply here at the house. Stuff ain't cheap!

Zippy said...

DUDE! You just won two regionals in a row. You f*cking ANIMAL!

TRI-ROB said...

Glad you had the wear-with-all to laugh at the situation...

Get it bud.


FatDad said...

Haha! Yeah, man! That 4AM shot looks like some classic Tom Petty.

Cindy Jo said...

The same thing happened to me recently. We assumed it was a drill and then saw smoke in the hallway, so I grabbed my laptop and road bike and carried it down 9 flights of stairs. Everyone thought I was crazy. Can't leave the bike!!!

Turned out some drunkards had been spraying the fire extinguisher in the hallway by our room.

TRI Vortex said...

4:30am face...not too much different than the 5pm face. lol.