Welp, it’s official.
Now that I have the bracelet, I suppose I will be racing on Sunday. Steve and I arrived in Madison early Friday afternoon and went straight to check in for the race, which took about an hour. We headed to the hotel to check in, grabbed a snack, and made an emergency trip to the local running store for Body Glide. Seriously, there was NO Body Glide anywhere at the Ironman Expo. Next year I am going to stock up on the stuff, put up a tent just outside of the expo, and sell Body Glide on the black market. I will be rich.
After relaxing at the hotel for a little while, we walked back down to Monona Terrace for the athlete dinner. The food there is not good, but it is free. In the grand scheme of all things Ironman, a little free once in a while is a good thing.
Then, on the way back to the hotel, this happened:
Chocolate Shoppe ice cream is my favorite, and I cannot walk past and not get some. Yippee Skippee = peanut butter ice cream with salted caramel swirl, brownie pieces, and chocolate covered pretzels. Best decision of the weekend so far. Ice cream is carbs right?
The rest of the night was spent relaxing at the hotel, and waiting for this little face to arrive.
I told her she better cheer extra loud on Sunday for Auntie Laura and Uncle Steve.
Today we will check in our bikes, Big Red and Little Red. They each got a bath, tune up, and makeover last week.
We are going to take a little dip in Lake Monona for a short practice swim, I will get a smoothie from the farmers market (tradition), and then we will relax until dinner, get our stuff all laid out for the morning, and it will be lights out early.
If you would like to track us on race day, you may do so at live.ironman.com starting at 7am on Sunday morning. I am bib #439 and Steve is bib #1512. I can’t wait to be out on the course tomorrow, it’s gonna be a great day!!