Was she excited for her race on Sunday? Duh!
|And happy to be here!|
LUNA the kitty has turned up, y’all!
She traveled about 25 miles over 3 months
We bet the path she took was a labyrinth
From Huntsville ending up in Ardmore, A-L
Like her Instagram account says, she was raisin’ hell!
|Luna, being assisted by the wonderful folks at Berry Animal Hospital in Ardmore, Alabama!|
Half the distance means half a back pack if you please!
|The half back pack is pretty cool!|
Then drove the bike course which was nice to see what loomed!
|Course preview: The town of Chickamauga is very cool!|
That had a short and steep hill – nice to learn
STUR had a Saturday that was pretty low key -
3500 meters at the pool was all it was going to be.
This means she had time to hit her CrossFit box…
A partner WOD with rowing and kettlebell swings? That rocks!!
Meanwhile, Saturday morning STEB went out for a run
Then rode the bike trainer for a few – what fun!
Later that morning her younger son arrived in to town
They dropped off her bike and checked out Lookout Mountain – wow!
|Trixie, just hanging around!|
And Rock City – boulders all over the place.
|Scenic Selfie at Rock City!|
|Views of Seven States|
|See Rock City!|
|We saw Rock City!|
She kind of had a panic attack, if you please!
|It was pretty narrow in the Fat Man Squeeze!|
Taco Mamacitas had tacos by the bunch!
|All kinds of fun tacos here!|
What would race morning be like? Hope she wouldn’t have to chuck it!
In V-A, Sunday morning dawned cool and cloudy -
But STUR and BLUR strutted up to the Potomac River proudly!
They were to do a WaveOne open water swim practice
It’s that time of year again – always an oasis!
Learned the water temp was 70.4 -
STUR thought jumping off the dock might be a chore.
She opted for the ladder to ease her body in the river -
Took off like a shot though, no time to shiver!
Both she and BLUR stayed in the entire 75 minutes -
Showed they both have good swimming fitness!
|Bad @$$ OWSers!|
STUR had her heater on as she was leaving? No way!
Two hours after a lovely nap that was 2 hours in length -
She was going to meet the Beast at the pool - would she have the strength?
Another long swim - it wasn't shorter -
If you're measuring in total miles, about 4 and a quarter!
Down in T-NSTEB's race day dawned cloudy, cool, and humid
But things were a go – the course was not flooded!
|Pre shortened swim!|
But the age groupers got a change, there was a little glitch!
See, the 1.2 mile river swim is current assisted
And on this morning, the TVA did not fix it!
|There was a bit of flow before the swim start!|
And the pros even had trouble you see
So the age groups got a little swim break
And only had to swim the downriver part for heaven’s sake!
|70.3 Chattanooga Swim Course!|
Except for her goggles fail - for the win!
On the way to T1 she got to see Patrick
That was exciting even though it was quick!
Returning though the sun was out - blue skies with some clouds
Got passed by a dude who was wearing a Speedo brief
It said ‘budgie snuggler’ on his butt - oh good grief!
Turns out he had raised funds for charity
Children's Hospital in Mississippi
STEB had a nice and uneventful ride
Got up the crazy steep hill in stride
Enjoyed and appreciated all the lovely scenery
Chattanooga really is a nice place to be!
Rolled in to T2 ready to run...
Then saw Patrick again – son of a gun!
|Early on the run!|
But no matter - STEB planned to do a run / walk pace
The volunteers and spectators were all super nice
And the rabbit ears were a hit and always suffice!
On the run she got to see Pat thrice
And while on the pedestrian bridge? Make that twice!
|Second time seeing Patrick on the bridge!|
(Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge!)
Down a hill around a corner – here STEB was running swiftly
The announcer gave her rabbit ears a shout out
And they were a hit on the run course without a doubt!
|Nice view of the John Ross Bridge!|
KBun having fun at her run turnaround on Sunday!
|KBun and her new friends!|