PIC and I woke up early as usual - PIC had a pretty restless sleep and I woke up feeling less than rested as was the case all week. It's not that I wasn't sleeping well, I just wasn't sleeping long enough. By Friday morning I had dark circles under my eyes! Son tried to make me feel better by saying it was because my glycogen stores were all loaded up but c'mon.....I don't think so. And, it was raining when we got up.....it had been raining all night......it had rained out the welcome dinner!! I know that was weighing on my mind. What if.....it's pouring race morning? What if.....it rains the entire day....what if what if what if..
|The rained out welcome dinner. In Hawaii when it rains it's like a faucet from the sky opens up!|
|Shoot, I knew I forgot to pack the kitchen sink along with everything else|
|Nancy did an amazing job decorating my bags!|
The sun finally came out and it was time for our pre-race warm-up. We headed to the pool (no ocean swimming after all that rain...who knows what's in that run-off) and got a great 20 minute swim. Back to the apartment for our jog and then the last check on the bikes. Everything was a GO!
A little breaky at Lava Java, a few kisses to my wonderful family and then it was time to go chill alone and get ready to put our game faces on.......for bike check-in.
|Sonja heading into the madness|
My bike passed the safety test and a lovely woman named Bearte greeted me at transition and escorted me to my bike spot. I hung up my bike and run bags and that was it!
|Glad she hung out with all the other bikes in transition on Friday. She was tapered and ready to go fast and was kind of getting annoying with all her nervous energy. |