Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ohhh...come on mother nature...

Wait.  Is it July or almost November?  I get confused sometimes.    It's been soooo hot and humid here - that if feels like freaking summer time.  Literally.  4am - per the weather robot channel the past thee days - 78 with 98% humidity.  Awesome.  Hopefully it will cool down the next 9 days!  I broke a sweat in the pool this morning! 

Every Thursday night Freedom Sports (our local tri store) puts on a bridge run where we literally run over a bridge and back and then hang out in the parking lot and chat.  It's a great way to meet new people...and drink beer.  Tonight everyone dressed up to celebrate Halloween.  It was awesome:

So the taper is in full force now.  And we're all getting bitchy and sluggish.  But that is what a taper is for right? 

But I'm starting to get super excited about the race...since the athletes are starting to take over our town.  Well, at least the beach.  :)



13 comments:

Pretend this is real... said...

Great costume! And don't worry, the taper's almost over. (Although we all know it always feels like forever!)

SSB said...

Great costume. And yes, bitchy and sluggish. Just tell each other all will be forgiven after the race! And don't take anything personally

JenniferLeah said...

Hmmm 67 and humid here in Maine too yesterday. Wanna come up when it's sub-zero temps & snowing this winter??

Great costumes-you all look so cute :) That has got to be the BEST WW costume I've seen!!

Taper is almost over...hang in there :D

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Mid 60's here all week

How much will it take for you to race in that costume? (seriously, maybe at a sprint)

Chloe said...

BDD - I would no doubt race a sprint in the WW costume :)

Christi said...

I love the costume!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

Great costume!!
It's snowing here! I'd love to be sweating in a pool right now ;)

Katie said...

haha, you look hilarious! great pic!

DS said...

Our local running club did the same thing and Sacony even showed up to give away some free shoes. It was a blast seeing the looks on the faces of passers by. The road is our stage right?

Hey I wanted to ask you if you run into this problem during your taper. Even the smallest run or ride leaves you with soreness the next day? We are all in agreement that the taper is supposed to ensure that you are fresh for the big day but every time I taper I just feel like I lose fitness a my ability to endure. Good Luck!!!

Judi said...

almost here!! you look amazing and will have a great day, i am sure. try to enjoy the taper. it made me completely insane though. chill. and eat well. drink lots of water. can't wait for you to become an IM.

Bill said...

About the weather: I hear ya sista! Miami 70.3 tomorrow could be a sweat fest. Wet suit legal? We're betting against it. These are not the conditions I envisioned when I signed up for this race a year ago. And yes, great costumes.

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

72 or so next Saturday. If the wind Gods cooperate, it's going to be fast....
Wear it to the dinner Thursday night...

Kim said...

Man - I HAVE to have that wonder girl costume!! SO cute!! Bitchy and sluggish- yep, that's the taper baby!! Almost there C!! You got this.. now, Mother Nature needs to BACK ER DOWN!