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!