Sunday, June 19, 2011

Apple Cores and Triathlons.

On Saturday morning we were up bright and early.  The hubby made pancakes, and we headed out on a little road trip to his triathlon destination.

 

I had a small turkey sub for lunch, and then spent the afternoon visiting my mom.  We had dinner with friends at a Thai restaurant and then spent the night in a cabin about 20 minutes from the city.


We had some friends/family doing the triathlon, in addition to the hubby, so I got to be uber-spectator!

I woke up when all the racers did, had some oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts, and a mug of coffee.  
It was a bit windy, but it turned out to be a pretty decent day for a race.

The hubby achieved a personal best in a full (AKA Olympic distance) triathlon.  
His time was 2:24:17, and he was 13th overall!  


Also, a BIG shout-out to our friend Emma who was the female CHAMP with a lead of 9 minutes on the second place female, and 8th overall!  Incredible!

I had a cookie while spectating, and then around 2:30 we had a late lunch at Fuddruckers.  
When we finally got home this evening all we wanted for dinner was salad.  I had a giant salad, and I juiced a grapefruit, pear, apple and some cantaloupe.   


Random fact:  I ate an apple core this evening because Emma told me that they are good.  
She was right.

I feel hardcore now.

Now if only I could run a triathlon ...

Have you ever participated in a triathlon?  Would you?  Which part (swim, bike, run) do you think you would like the most?  Which would be hardest for you?

13 comments:

Laura said...

So I've never done a triathlon (I haaaaaaaaate swimming) but my brother is just getting hardcore into them now! He trains with a team in Calgary and just placed 37th at his first ever triathlon! We're going to watch him do the Canmore one in 2 weeks and then the Kelowna one in August. Is your hubby doing either or those? Also, congrats on the personal best! He's a machine!!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Wow, congrats to your hubby, that's amazing! I love swimming and running...but that biking, not so much. Maybe one day!

lauri (redheadrecipes.com) said...

Wow, triathalons are hardcore!!! I think I would enjoy the swimming part the most, but I also think that would be the most challenging!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Apple core? No way! Your like my hero! sounds like a fantastic and very energetic day!

mymarblerye said...

great job hubby! And triathalon? YEAH RIGHT!

Kacy said...

Wow, congrats to the hubby!
I hope to participate in a tri someday, but I have a long way to go before then.

Anne Marie said...

I've never participated in a triathlon, but way to go hubby!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Good job to your hubby! I am doing my first triathlon in August and I'm really excited about it :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Well done to your husband! He is speedy!

I have never done a tri. I am actually most intimidated by the transitions. Which is stupid. I could do all 3 components, but I have never done all 3 in one day, much less w/in the span of an hour or something like that...

t said...

Wow, good job to your husband! And all that food looks good!

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Anonymous said...

Thanks everyone.

The Hubby

sophia said...

An applecore? Eek. But doesn't that get all pokey in your throat?

CONGRATS to your husband!! He is hard-core!!

Vanessa said...

You are FIERCE for eating an apple core and liking it! I think I tried once, but couldn't finish it. Those spring rolls look amazing, BTW! =)