Friday, June 24, 2011

brrrr it's cold in here.. it must be Lake Coeur D'Alene!

Today was busy! I woke up at 4:30 am (thank you time zones) and eventually got out of bed, ate breakfast and built my bike up. Then I headed down to the expo where I discovered that it takes me a GOOD 35 minutes to walk from my hotel down to transition. Not fun! I bought some stuff from the Ironman store, picked up my wheels, and registered.

While in the registration tent, the woman who gave me my packet of race numbers/swim cap asked me my name, so I told her "Alexa Harding" and she goes "I read your blog!!!" How crazy is that!! So here is a shout-out to Mary from Ironman registration who reads my blog from the other side of the country!! I must be famous or something..

Lake Coeur D'Alene
Anyways, I finally did a swim in the lake. It was chilly out today and rainy/thunderstormy so I waited til 3 pm to head back down to transition. I knew it was going to be cold in the water. It is currently a lovely 57.5 degrees and because it was a little stormy today, there was a lot of wind and therefore, chop, to the water. Everything but my feet got used to the water while I was swimming, but my feet remained cold the entire time. Either way, I think it could be worse. While on the beach, I started talking to these 2 guys - John and Adam from L.A. - (because everyone is friendly at Ironman!) and I ended up going out to dinner with them and some of their friends. It was super fun and I am so glad that I met some people, because being here alone isn't the greatest thing ever. It's not horrible, but it is WAY more fun with other people!

Anyways it is late and I need to get to bed. Hopefully more fun to post about tomorrow, as well as a wonderful story about Zipp wheel trouble.. seriously, could it be MY life without some sort of wheel issue??

1 comment:

  1. 57 degrees??? Holy crapola! Be strong lady... be strong!

    I love that you made new friends and went to dinner with them! :) FANTASTIC!


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