Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Best. Weekend. Ever.

The past few days have probably been some of the best I've ever had.  The weekend started out with a crazy sprint triathlon that Heidi and I decided a few months ago to meet up and race together.  And I also 
have a friend who has an amazing condo he let use for our epic girls weekend. AND (this totally rocks)  it also ended up that Maggs was in town visiting family - and was able to meet up and booze it up with us.  

So the Santa Rosa Sprint was crazy huge - like 1200 people.  Heidi and I had NO idea until check in.  Holy crap.   But it was a fun race with a great after party.

Long story short -  600 meter swim was full of jelly fish.  Awesome.  The bike was and 18 mile out and back - with a pretty killer tail wind.  Since we where in one of the last waves - there where quite a few 'on your left's yelled.  The run was a 5K and I kept a pretty strong 7:30 pace - which was my goal.  Anyway - 5th in age group which I was pretty pumped about, since I was finally warmed up once I finished. :)  Sprints are fun - but I do prefer something just a bit longer!

Ok - now to the fun stuff.  We did not waste any time enjoying our weekend!  

Have to love acting like a tourist with some amazing friends - specially when the pool you are lounging by has pool side service and is full of 'The Real Housewives of Tennessee'.  (I don't think they where a fan of triathletes - since by the end of the day they dubed us the 'triathlon bitches' - which I'll gladly take with a smile!) 
We had an awesome time which included hanging out with some pretty random people, seeing a few weddings, and tipsy jumping on a water trampoline.  Sunday morning was somewhat painful (not due to the race, but the crazy water sports) - but totally worth it.  

Here are a few photos of the weekend:

Did I also mention that I turned 31 this week?  Heidi was so sweet to surprise me with a wonderful birthday cake!  

I'm not going to lie - but my blogger friends are truly the best.  I feel so blessed to have them in my life!  I wish we all lived closer!  If you ever get the chance to meet up with any fellow bloggers - do!    

Oh yeah - something else awesome happened.  Big J finally popped the question - which I gladly answered with a huge YES! 

Happy Training Everyone!



Anonymous said...

I love everything about this post! Congratulations again. Excited to follow your wedding planning.

SSB said...

It. was. a. blast. can't wait to do it again sometime (soon). Congrats again.

Elle said...

Happy Birthday AND Happy Engagment!

What an awesome weekend.

Melissa said...

Holey cow, what a weekend for sure!!!

MissFancyPants said...

Soooo happy 4 u!!! Hope to meet up sometime to party and race!

Anonymous said...

Congratuations on the entire weekend - race, fun times and of course the engagement!! How exciting for you!

Kim said...

AGHH!! happy birthday and congrats on the engagement! holy cow that is one awesome weekend!!!

Shelby said...

WHOA! Congrats on everything!

What a weekend!

That seriously looks like what I would do on vaca =)

Tennessee housewives lol? Really?

Tawnee Prazak, M.S., CSCS said...

Yea, I don't think it gets any better than that! Racing, poolside with friends, good food and drinks, birthday and an engagement?! WOW! Congrats!!!

Katie said...

crikey pete, this is a lot of information in one post! happy birthday (i also turn 31 this week)!!!! that cake looks delicious.

your bike is DAMN sexy. :)

and, of course, congrats on the engagement!

emily said...

Congratulations!! Bling is so fun :)

Trisaratops said...

That is one freaking awesome weekend!

CONGRATULATIONS! :) Very happy for you guys!

Christi said...

What a freakin' awesome weekend! Happy Birthday and Congrats! Y'all make a very lovely couple! I hope to meet you both someday!

Yasi said...

That truly does sound like the best weekend ever! Congrats on a great race, happy birthday, and congratulations on the engagement!!