Monday, August 18, 2008

The beach

The beach weekend was awesome. We went to Destin, Florida, with about 20 other couples for a weekend of R & R. We ate. We drank. We slept. That was about it. I did manage one longer run one morning with 4 other people. Even that was cool with the change of scenery and a fun group.

We got home yesterday, and with IM-FL looming over my head, I got on The Bike and went out for a 3 hour ride. 2 hours into the ride I had a nasty electrical storm sneak up on me out of nowhere. Before I knew it, I had lightning striking all around me and nowhere to go. I felt like a cornered rat. I finally pulled in to a campground and sheltered in a pavilion. It was actually really cool to just sit and drink the water from my water bottle, watching the storm pass.

This weekend my wife and I are signed up for a sprint tri at Rip Van Winkle gardens. We have a lot of friends doing the race also, including Cousin Miles who did Steelhead with me. The distances are 600m swim, 18 mile bike, 2.5 mile run. We're really looking forward to it because we've never done this event before.

The cross country coach at our local high school will be having a baby soon, so the school asked my wife to coach the team. Being a very small school district, the junior high team also tags along with the high school to the meets. All four of my girls do cross country (hence the request for my wife to coach, since we make up a good bit of the team). She even had to take a class and a test to become an official coach. I know she's going to do an awesome job, and it will be a very memorable season for my girls and all the other members of the team (and my wife).


Rural Girl said...

You lead a very exciting, jet-setting life! Florida with 20 other cool is that! Good luck at your race this weekend. Another boring weekend of training for me (but tapering, so that makes me happy), so I'll be thinking of you! Take care.

TJ said...

Hope you have a great race!
Good thing you aren't in Destin this weekend. Fay is spoiling the party down there.

Chad said...

Hope ya'll had a good race at Rip Van Winkle this morning, our 56 milebike tour in Ascension Parish got cancelled. Found you through Steve in a Speedo. Sent you an email abou riding down your way next weekend.