We had a wonderful time last night! My friend, Leah and I put on a low key triathlon party on Saturday night to watch the 2008 Hawaii Ironman DVD, and to sort of give people more info about competing in a triathlons. About 9 people showed up, and as you can see they also had to dress up in their workout gear!!
Everyone brought an appetizer. It was actually a fairly healthy night with homemade pita chips and different homemade salsas like mango/cilantro and apple/chicken plus a variety of cheeses and hummus.
And wine was flowing, of course!
As you can see, the workout outfit competition was fierce!! In the end, we gave our prizes (cycling socks) to the triathlon virgins (the girl in the gray shirt above and the girl in the pink shirt below) in an effort to get them motivated to come back! We also gave away cycling water bottles to everyone.
Yes, I act like this and didn’t drink at all! These were our game faces! I think I need to work on mine being a little bit more scary! I actually felt a cold coming on yesterday and decided to only drink water at the party. I didn’t want to be dehydrated with a cold rearing it’s ugly head.
The Ironman DVD was so inspirational. We were all crying by the end of it. I loved how it talked about the normal people that do it in addition to the elites. They showed young, old (like a 77 year old woman), handicapped, basically any array of different people and their struggle to get there. If you can, rent it. So good, so good!
I didn’t end up getting home until 1 am!! I was a zombie by 10:30pm, and I don’t even know why I stayed longer than that!
I was supposed to swim yesterday, but the pool was actually closed yesterday due to road conditions. Today, I was supposed to run and swim, but I decided to take the day off since my head and throat have been aching since yesterday. I think it was a good decision considering that I feel a little better already. I don’t mind taking a day or two off from training here and there if I know that it will prevent me from having to take a week off because I’m seriously ill. I’m taking Zicam and Airbourne like crazy. I can’t get sick!!
All in all, it was a great weekend! I hope yours were all great as well! I’m off to bed because I’ve got a spin class to teach in 8 hours!!