The Scene: somewhere near Painesville, Ohio. August 12, 2001. Two smelly, sweaty chicks flexing on a curb.
TriShannon: I am so pumped we just did our first Tri!
TriSaraTops: Me too! I'm pudgy! Let's get a Blizzard.
TriShannon: Seriously, we should probably pass on the Blizzards. You want to get one every time we finish a workout.
TST: OK, Dude, whatever. You so go with me every time and I don't even have to twist your arm.
TriShannon: Yeah, yeah. I know. Hey, I think our $19.99 Adidas trail shoes we got at Kohl's a few months ago are fierce!
TST: No way, man. The best part of my shoes is the COTTON socks I have on that I put on in T1. So necessary. They totally made my race.
TriShannon: Is that a nuclear power plant in the distance?
TST: Yeah...it's cool. I don't have a third eye yet, do I?
TriShannon: No...I suppose you're right. So, um, we did get here a little early didn't we?
TST: Well, the book I have says always to get to the race early so that you have plenty of time to set up your transition!
TriShannon: Yeah, but I don't think they meant to get there 2 hours early and before the Race Director shows up.
TST: Well?! We SO had lots of time to get ready.
TriShannon: OK. Whatever. These leis are hot!
TST: NO WAY. What's HOT is my shorts that I put on in T1 that made my thighs chafe because it poured on us and I like to eat Blizzards. Now THAT'S hot.
TriShannon: I executed a flawless pre-race strategy.
TST: I was at a wedding last night and my drunk roommate best friend forgot her key and had to throw things at my window at 1am to wake me up. At the time, I was really pissed but I bet in a little bit that will seem funny.
TriShannon: I am SO going to do an Ironman someday.
TST: YOU CRAZY! I will NEVER do one of those. That's just INSANE. I mean, HOW can you do that?! There's no way. I have no desire to ever do that.
TriShannon: Whatever, wuss. I've always wanted to do one.
NOTE: TriShannon would have done an Ironman LONG before TriSaraTops if it wasn't for a nasty injury she had to deal with. She would have most likely whooped her ass.
TST: I don't doubt it, dude. You do everything you set your mind to. Hey, maybe I'll do a marathon now!
TriShannon: Um, don't you think you should try something more than a 5K first?
TST: Nah! No biggie! I just did a triathlon, so now I think I can probably do anything!
TriShannon: Yeah, I feel strangely invincible. Like our training ride where we rode 21 whole miles on our mountain bikes! Our mountain bikes are FIERCE.
TST: Yeah! Remember when we were doing a ride on our heavy mountain bikes and I ran into a curb, skinned my knee, blew my tire, and we had to walk all the way home? That totally sucked.
TriShannon: Yeah. We looked like tools.
TST: I need a Blizzard just thinking about it.
TriShannon: Hey, if I ever move away, let's be tri friends forever!