After a great trip to Vegas, things are settling back down for us! Everything went very smoothly for our wedding and honeymoon trip but it’s nice things are finally getting back to normal. We don’t have an event to plan or worry about contacting vendors, such a relief!
This past weekend was Ironman Arizona, always a fun weekend. Myself and my friends Len and Bill volunteered at a run aid station to guarantee a spot for next year. We got a great shift, 10am-1pm. Mainly we set up the aid station: unloaded the truck, set up tables, hauled ice and things like that. Then we hung out for about 2 hours before the first of the pros came through on the run. We handed out water to about 20 of the front runners and then we were done, pretty easy compared to the 1000’s of people coming through for the later shifts!
The pic to the left is our Aid Station almost ready to go! After our shift we biked over to the Draw 10 for a couple beers, then headed out for a little Ironman spectating. Had a great spot to see the winner come in at a amazing 7:59! The guy ran a Boston Qualifying Marathon after a 112 mile bike ride, always impressive. Unfortunately I didn’t get to see any of my friends finish, but was glad to hear that everyone I knew that was racing crossed the finish line.
The next morning I woke up and headed down to register for IMAZ 2012. While I expected to stand in line for a while the over 3 hours I spent waiting to register was crazy! But, after a long wait and kicking down $682 I had my spot for next year. I’m excited for the year for fitness I have ahead of myself. I’m also stoked that I have 2 good friends to train with for this race, it helps so much!
A few relatively easy days at work and it was Thanksgiving time! We went over to our freinds, Brandy and Panos’s house and had a great time. After some fine apps and a few mimosas it was time to fire up the turkey deep fryer. A few rousing games of bags (or cornhole as it is called sometimes) later, we sat down to a great meal with good friends! After dinner we had a few more games of bags, and Amy had a little nap on the couch! All in all it was a great Thanksgiving, now looking forward to a nice weekend with a little bike riding and hanging out at home!