Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Trippin' in Tempe..

We are here. It was an uneventful trip here except the new Pre-Ass gets really sucky gas mileage hauling 2 bikes on the hitch in the back. Still better than most, it was a disappointment. We arrived to a very warm day here in Tempe. Our home away from home is a vintage retro 70's house in a nice quiet neighborhood..It has a pool, although after swimming in Tempe Town Lake a couple of times, I can't imagine wanting to jump in for a dip. But you never know..I started sneezing and coughing as soon as we got here...allergies I hope...

Had Vietnemese dinner last night (H's favorite). We figured it wasn't close enough to IM even if we got food poisoning. Will probably eat in tonite..

Slept like a rock until an alarm clock went off in the bedroom, not once but twice until H yanked the cord out the wall. I did go back to sleep and slept until 7:00. So awesome to sleep in!

I talked to Momo this morning, who lives here and will be riding the Beeline Highway with us this AM. So nice to have our own private bike guide! The weather is warm (80s) so I am ready!

Still no word about baby Hadley although I talked to Becca everyday..nothing has changed..

Here she is taking a walk trying to get the little bugger movin':

Latest weather report shows no wind, high 76 on race day-perfect!! Tempe Town Lake is 67 degrees. We will go swim tomorrow AM there. Not the same dread I had going into IMCDA practice swim, where the water was 55 degrees! I pray the weather gods stay in the no wind zone. Our other friends arrive in the Tempe Ironhouse tomorrow. It will be a party!!


Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Best wishes to you and H for a great ironman experience this weekend!

21stCenturyMom said...

Really sucks to get only 39 mph when you are so used to 44, right? bwahahahahha... oh how jaded is the Prius owner (me included).

As I've said before - I see a great day on the horizon for you. You are ready and I'm sure H is, too.

Susi said...

have an AMAZING race you guys!!! i will be sending you positive energy - literally actually. a few of my friends are down there to watch and sign up for next year and i told them to keep an eye out for the outlaws and to cheer as loud as they know i can!!

i will be thinking about you on race day and watching for you on the net!

big hugs!

Esther said...

Good Luck you two. Have a great race! Becca looks too cute. Let us know when the baby arrives.
Love, Esther and Ken

Anonymous said...

All our best to you and Hartley! Be safe, sis.
Love you!
Bill & Linda