Did you miss reading my blog for the LAST TWO MONTHS??? Think I had given up on everything? Nope...just hadn't been blogging. No excuses!
This past weekend, Jennifer and I took a trip up to Louisville, KY for Ironman Louisville. It was AMAZING! I'm totally inspired, and the goal is to do this IM next year. We had so much fun!!! Here's how the weekend went.
We drove the 7 hours up to Louisville and found our hotel that was actually across the river in Indiana. It was a really great spot with easy access to everything on the other side because of the straight shot across the bridge that was right in front of the hotel. As soon as we checked in, we got back in the car and drove over to scope out the transition area and the swim start. It was pretty cool to stand next to all those thousands of dollars of bikes!
After seeing where everything would start, we went to Fourth Street Live, which is also where it finishes. We ate at Potbelly Sandwiches, which is one of our favorite places to eat and was right there by the finish line. It was delicious!
|Not my best look! :)|
She got up and needed someone to make sure she didn't collapse or pass out. I happened to be there, and so I got to escort her two blocks to the medical area. Yes, she was pretty awesome with her blazing time of 9:38:14, but more than that, she was super nice. I got her a space blanket and then she asked where medical was. Hah! I hadn't been trained as a catcher and had no idea where it was. She could have yelled at me for being ignorant, but instead she just hobbled along and we asked someone else. They told us where to go, and we made it. Totally made my day! She's got a great blog, and I bet she'll be posting a race report soon. You can read it @jackiearendtracing.blogspot.com/
After our shift was over about 7pm, Jenn and I went back to the hotel to take ANOTHER nap and get some more grub. At about 10:30, we slipped back over to the finish line to watch the last finishers. I was already getting hoarse from talking all day, but it was awesome to cheer the last athletes on. The worst part was the couple of people that didn't quite make it. :( Here is a pic of the finish line just about midnight.
Thanks for reading!