|Ironman Arizona Nov. 17, 2013 - Race Morning|
I like spontaneous.
In a discussion after dinner one evening Cathy and I decided it would be cool to go and watch Tushar in Tempe, Arizona complete his first Ironman race. He's been a training/cycling buddy for the past few years. He has been working with Grant for a couple of seasons to this end. Flight booked, car rented, hotel booked, gained one more fan (Jane) and we were off to the race. We also got off the volunteer wait list and were able to get a spot volunteering. You know where this is heading....
Arrived, shopped, cheered/volunteered, saw all of our gang cross the finish line - very exciting for Mark Jones and Tushar Chitre - who both completed their first Ironman races with ecstatic, adrenaline fuelled smiles on their faces!! The 3rd early morning in a row led us to the volunteer/sign-up line up on Monday morning. After driving up and down for an hour or so Jane and I finally made it to the line-up. Our fellow volunteers Jen, Felix and Nicki were already in line b/c they walked to the spot. Yes, I freely admit my navigation skills suck. It was a loonnngg line up....
|Step 1 - The volunteer bracelet that gets you in the "line-up"|
|Step 2 - The bracelet,and the card|
Getting closer - inside the tent now
|TAH DAH - done deal!! |
L to R = Jane Wong, Jen Begg, me, Felix Rooke
It's on Llew (the Coach)....
(can't talk now - got a workout to complete)