I met up with the team where we did a some filming and had a lot of fun with it! Then I dashed back to the bike shop and finally got my bike into transition. I said night-night to Teddy Roo and got back to the hotel.
|I've never seen so many beautiful bikes...check out this wheel!!|
For this race they give you "Tri Tats" which are temporary number tattoos for your shins and arms. At most regional races they just use Sharpies. Kimberly suggested we put the tattoos on the night before which was a good thing, because it took some time. We both made a classic rookie mistake and forgot to take the plastic off one number, thus transferring the number not to our skin, but to the plastic. Luckily she had a Sharpie and we just improvised and wrote those numbers in!
|We did these right|
I headed to transition and was getting organized when I heard a voice and saw a person who I swore was Tara, the winner of The Biggest Loser (I forget what season). Last winter and spring I watched reruns of that show while I rode on the trainer and she was my favorite contestant. She won every challenge and just never ever gave up on herself. So I went over and asked if she was Tara, and indeed, yes! She seemed kind of nervous like the rest of us and we had a conversation about nutrition on the bike. We compared plans and decided we were both OK. She's training for Kona and this was a training race. She planned to add onto the run to get a solid training day in. I was so jazzed to meet her!!
|Me and Tara!!|
|bike mounted camera|