Thursday, October 13, 2011

Next up: beach ride! Beer fest!

Tomorrow morning, friend and fellow tri-coach Alysia Lovgren and I are going to ride from Cary to Wilmington.  The route is just about 137 miles.  I have done this ride twice in the past, it is mostly flat and typically has a prevailing tailwind, although we're going to be going against the wind for the first part of tomorrow.  Alysia is preparing for Ironman Arizona, while I am just an overachiever looking to do a long ride prior to the B2B half.  No, I am not super prepared for the distance, but yes, I will complete in nonetheless.  :0)

We'll finish in downtown Wilmington, where Bri will meet us with running shoes for Alysia and clean clothes for me.  The rest of the weekend will be spent hanging out with the rest of our friends and either going to the Lighthouse Beer Festival, or the day spa on Saturday (guess which one I am going to), and then chilling at the beach on Sunday.  Hopefully there is some surf going on so I can get one last session in before winter settles in here in NC.

Training for B2B half has been going well and I feel good about the race.  I broke down and replaced by old cycling shoes, which were essentially falling apart.  I also bought some new lightweight trainers for the race.  These sort of purchases should scare you if you are a competitor of mine.  Evil laugh.

Last weekend I was forced to attend the Durham Beer Festival.  It took a lot of arm twisting.   Here are pictures:

 Trying to be artistic but I'm not so here is a picture of a random lady

 Still trying to be artistic but TOTAL FAIL

 The BeerFest Gang: Adam, Jimmy, Kelly, Alex
Also Known as the Sheetz Pig Out Gang after Beerfest

 Stay thirsty, my friends.

 Duff Man was in the house, beer cans not pictured.

 Cool random picture

 Who is more interesting than the most interesting man in the world?

We had a good time!

If you have just realized that I went to a Beerfest last weekend, and am going to another next weekend, you get a gold star!

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