Race Schedule and Results

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Some RAAM Pictures

I'm hoping to get pictures from others to add here (hint hint mom, dad and Kristen). I didn't take a ton the night that TT1 came in. I was a little preoccupied with other things and knew that everyone had camera's out and would catch things. But, here are a few of the ones that I took that I think turned out good. Tom getting doused with silly string (we're still finding this stuff!)The winners after getting their medals! Way to go guys!
Tom signing an autograph for a young fan (this is the coolest yet funniest thing for me to see!!!)
We had gift bags for the guys and my friend Rhiannon helped me make the most awesome beer mugs for all the guys that said RAAM 2009 CHAMPS (that's my sign too which I don't even think anyone saw, but that's alright)Tom's finally starting to recover... well kind of. His swelling has gone down a bunch and his blood sugars are getting there. If he can just fight off the impending cold and overall worn down feeling, he'll be all set. I look over at him throughout the day and he just looks beat. Guess you can't blame him... they ran on no sleep and lots of HARD miles last week. He's run twice since the race ended which is amazing to me... and is planning on racing this weekend. He's a stud (or crazy, but since tomorrow's our anniversary, I'll stick with stud!)

This weekend we're both racing again - Caesar Creek Olympic Tri. I'm excited, although I totally feel unprepared. It's weird, I've just not gotten bit by the bug this year. I have, in that I love racing, but the training has been less than desirable. I don't know if it was because of my decision to do a spring marathon and then just being a little burnt out or what by May. The Ironman is only 18 weeks away and I'm slightly freaked out. I know that I'll get the mojo, I just hope that it comes sooner than later... like tonight or tomorrow! :) I took 4 days off in Annapolis and it was awesome. I ran slowly with Tom on Monday and did a 40 minute OWS yesterday and felt great. Looking back at my workout log from last year, I'm logging about 1/2 of the overall miles and hours that I did at this time last year. That's a bit scary, but I know that I'll get there. :)


Unknown said...

You will be ready for the Ironman I promise. I am excited we can start training together again.
Happy Anniversary!
I love you.

Aunt Nan said...

Happy 4th Anniversary, my two favorite athletes. Hope your year ahead brings many great finish times in races, and smiles on your faces as you cross the finish lines. I love you both. Mom xoxo

Marci said...

You were in Annapolis for 4 days total... u shoulda contacted me... we could have met up! Oh well! Love the pic of Tom signing the autograph... must have been such a neat memory for him!