Monday, August 22, 2011

Kickin' Your Can All Over the Place

The tri relay team before the competition.

I'm interrupting RAGBRAI again, to talk a bit about my weekend. 'Kay? 'Kay.

It was a weekend of Ironman's here - both a half and a sequel...

The swimmers taking off.

So, this weekend was just fine. Friday night, the guy and I had fish tacos and just hung out and relaxed. I got off work at noon and ran and rode my bike during the afternoon, so I was pretty tired.

An artsy shot of the boys.

On Saturday I woke up and made eggs and stuff for breakfast. The Guy went to the town where he was going to do the bike part of his triathlon to pick up his packet and drive the route. I stayed home and drove Stinky to work and then did a 25 mile training bike ride. It was a gorgeous day for it.

Both The Guy and I got home around the same time. We heated up some lunch, he took a nap while I putzed around the house and then in the evening we went for one drink and Indian food. When we got home, Stinky was there, so we all watched Ironman 2 together. Not the best movie I've ever seen, but it was nice to actually hang out with Stinky on a Saturday night.

The team number written on The Guy's leg.

On Sunday we got up bright and early so the guy could do a triathlon with two other people. The girl (who is Coadster's age) did the swim part. The Guy did the bike part of the half Ironman and our other friend did the half marathon, running part.

Finishing the triathlon. They got first for the co-ed relay teams and then second for all of the relay teams.

We originally thought they got third out of the relays, and second out of the co-ed relay teams, but one of the teams got a penalty for improper placement of equipment (whatever that means) and docked 4 minutes. So, The Guy's team ended up getting 2nd out of all the relay teams and first in the co-ed division. Hurray!

Don't worry. I plan on finishing up the RAGBRAI posting this week.


SkylersDad said...

Love the tri shots! Ironman 2 didn't come close to the first Ironman, oh well.

rel said...

Next you'll be doing the iron-woman.

MrManuel said...

I would like to do a triathlon. I just have to work on my swimming. Oh, and biking. Yeah, and my running. I think those are my only weak points though.

Susan said...

This made me tired just reading it!

NoRegrets said...

The Guy needs a haircut! :-)

laura b. said...

A tri-relay sounds like a lot of fun. Everyone getting to do their "thing". Congrats to the guy's team for doing so well!