Thursday, September 30, 2010

I Win An Award!

From the state Republican party, which as always has trouble differentiating between adjectives and nouns. Let me know if the link doesn't work and I'll send you copies of the PDF. FOLLOW-UP: Nobody's contacted me yet to confirm I get an actual award and not just a crummy press release. I'd like to get the schedule set so I can see if our kids could travel back to Phoenix for the presentation.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Nation's Triathlon 2010

Olympic distance, with a swim in the Potomac, a bike ride out the Clara Barton and Rock Creek parkways, and a run around the monuments and Tidal Basin. I finished in 2:47:48, which is a new PR, and top 25% of my age group. A very nice day in a steady rain that finally started letting up during the run. Full results here. Scroll down to "Watch Review" for the coolest display of charts, graphs, and a computer simulation of your race, assuming you kept an even pace the entire day in each event. ("Go, Red Dot! Don't let that grey dot pass you!"). And (at least temporarily), some photos plus two official finisher videos here. (And #3236 should learn not to raise her arms and celebrate until after getting to the finish line.)

Plus permanent video of the finish, courtesy of Andy: