Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Florida is Frozen!



Like the rest of the country...Florida is frozen. And guess what we had on Saturday? I freaking triathlon! Yes, we are hard core triathletes here in Panama City Beach. The local Triathlon store, Freedom Sports, planned a pretty awesome event Called the Frozen Floridan. It was a 400 meter swim, then we hop in our cars and drive to another location for a 10 mile bike, and then drive to another spot for a 4K. I don't know about you, but I have never done a race like that - but it was so much fun. Not to mention that Saturday morning was one of the coldest mornings in PCB history! Awesome planning Freedom Sports! Here are a few photos from the event:







And the best part of the race? Coming home with this:

Yep...instead of metals, they gave out blankets! In fact, I have it wrapped around me right now! Love it! Congrats to everyone that came out and raced that chilly day!!

Random thoughts:
Biggest Loser? Anyone watch it? Holy cow those are some big people! This season should be interesting!

15 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Still looks warmer then the midwest, we have had 6 straight days of snow!!

TBL - I agree, they seem to get bigger every season. I am starting to think they shouldnt be so quick to vote off people. These people who are the first ones still need all the help and support they can get. Maybe wait 30 days before they start voting people off. That way, they have a start for a solid foundation of understanding what they need to do.

FLATOUT JIM said...

Looks almost as cold as Ironman Florida 2006!

I was planning to visit Florida in May. I hope it warms up by then!

Ami said...

I'm cold just reading about the race! ha Good for you! There is no way you could get me in a freezing pool!

Sue said...

Great race idea..and great fun from the look of things:) sorry about the weather..I actually was thinking about you this am!!! I shall send you a brillant blue ski photo with snow!!!

Amanda said...

how fun! great race gift!

hope it warms up down there soon

Julia said...

Giving out blankets is SUCH an awesome idea! Do you "race" your cars as you're driving to the next location too? Sounds like fun!

Mike Russell said...

This season's Biggest Loser is going to be great. I loved last nights episode.

ESH said...

I can not believe you actually jumped in that outdoor pool! Brrrr. Looks like a fun race and great prize! I wish we had tris at this time of year up north!

jen said...

What a unique race! Congrats on the finish! Amazing way to start the year. :)

I watched the Biggest Loser last night, it's gonna be good! But where is Shay? I thought she was returning this season? Maybe just for the finale?

Christi said...

Great blanket! That is a very cool idea for a prize! I have to agree with Big Daddy Diesal, I think that they should let everyone stay awhile before voting them off. I don't understnd how that helps any of the contestants.

Heidi Austin said...

congrats on ur win and the cool prize :) i was in N.O. over the weekend and it definitely was frozen...but then I came back to Pennsylvania and saw what truly frozen meant :( hope your training is going well !

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Nice!!

any colder and it could have been a 400 meter ice skate and then the bike and run.

Different locations would be a triathlon with a progressive dinner touch..

kristen said...

1st place. wtf? Why do you have to be so awesome?! Total package. I surprised you even have girlfriends biatch.

Sounds like fun! Way to be hardcore. Fist pump.

Amy said...

I need to know hoe cold is cold in FL. :) So did you get 1st overall female (can't sneak anything by me)?! Congrats! Loved the pics. Stay warm.

Melissa said...

Yeah, I'm with Amy...how cold is cold? Just curious. My parents down in Marco Island keep telling me it's freezing.

Nice job on 1st place! And it's so fitting they gave you guys blankets, they knew it was going to be the coldest day ever.

-Melissa