Monday, April 06, 2009

Technically we have to call that a PR

...although I still maintain Steelhead is my "real" PR. But if we're going by 70.3s involving actual swimming, this performance was still 29 minutes better than the last one I did swimming.

(but I still don't think I'm going to call it my PR)

;)

Anyways, just got back. Had an aaaaaamazing time in New Orleans! This week is going to be nuts so I'll do a full report as soon as I can, but it might not be until I'm on El Spring Breako on Friday.

The bottom line? Good friends RULE.

New Orleans is an AWESOME town.

And I learned a very important rule.

THOU SHALT NOT LIVE IN CLEVELAND AND DO AN EARLY APRIL RACE IN THE DEEP SOUTH.

All kidding aside, that was definitely the most challenging half I've done due to the conditions. I knew when it was 72 degrees and humid like the Amazon at 5:17am, I was in big, BIG trouble. So that being said, I'm pretty happy with the results. Obviously, the time wasn't what I was going for, but you have to adjust to what the day gives you, and my placement was just about where I know I deserved to be. So that's a good thing.

And beignets are TASTEEEEEEEEEEE.

And fig newtons are moister than ever.

And apparently I have a really sick sense of humor.

I came home to find a dusting of snow, the kitchen cabinets redone, and a big bouquet of tulips along with some chocolate covered oreos and some Blue Moon. Which is why Matt = AWESOME.

Okay, time to try to get stuff ready to teach tomorrow...yikes!

More to come!

13 comments:

Kate said...

Can't wait for details. Also, big props to Matt!

Steve Stenzel said...

Ummmm.... moist Newtons.

MAN THAT WAS A FUN TRIP!!! GREAT JOB OUT THERE!!! I'll have the first half of the photos up tomorrow...

Now, I'm off to "steam" part of "cleveland." I think.

;)

Seriously, way to rock that hot day!!

Wil said...

Fig Newtons are MOISTER than ever!??? Wow I think using it in a sentence is like step 4 on the 12 step program to not being wigged out yes??

Way to kick it out there sis!

RunBubbaRun said...

congrat on you finish, look forward to the report, hopefully it will include a hurricane drink in there somewhere.

Mnowac said...

Nice job Sara! Can't wait to see the race report.

Carolina John said...

can't wait for the whole report. good job on the race! a pr is a pr, any way you can get it.

Rural Girl said...

Matt is awesome and you do have a really moist sick sense of humor! I'm actually only slightly surprised!

Lana said...

Congrats Sara!! Great job! And Matt is definitely awesome!

triguyjt said...

Matts a keeper and as I saw on Steves blog... you guys had a blast...

ahh the essence of sports...
Fun plus effort plus sweat equals more fun.

Chloe said...

Hey! It was awesome meeting you in NOLA! And how awesome was that walk to the start of the swim? Can't WAIT to read your race report!!

And being from Florida - I have to admit that the humidity was killer!!

Pharmie said...

You SO rocked it sister, heat and all! I like moist fig newtons too. I ate too many of them on the bike. WIBA is going to be so much fun. BTW, I still owe you money for my drink on Bourbon ST.

Pharmie said...

Oh, and tulips=GREAT husband. What a nice surprise to come home to all of that!

Kim said...

congratulations sara!!! PRing kicks ass! yay for matt! :)