Afternoon!  Watching Meghann run her first triathlon was so much fun!  She did really well, too.

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I basically was the uber-spectator… chasing her as she transitioned and taking a million photos!  It was interesting to be on the other side of the race!

 

Meghann’s family, Derek, and Melissa also came to watch.  Together, we were a bunch of paparazzi!

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I got there BRIGHT and EARLY to watch Meghann get ready….

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Transition gear:

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We all walked to the beach and waited for the swim to start….

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And then Meghann was off on 0.75 km swim!

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Coming back….

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We sprinted back to the transition area together…

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Getting ready for the 10 mile bike ride….

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On the bike…

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Coming back for the run…

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And running into the forest for a 2.75 mile trail run.  On the way into the forest, Meghann yelled at me "THIS IS GOING TO SUCK!" and I yelled back "YOU MEAN THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOMMMMMMMMMMMME, right?" LOL! Negativity is NOT allowed during races!

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It was SO fun to watch Meghann race and cheer her on!  I didn’t regret not racing for 1 minute because it was cool to watch her do her thing.  Check out her blog for a first-person recap! 

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While standing around and waiting for Meghann’s time to be posted, I ate a slice of pizza.  This was definitely for the triathletes, but I wanted one, too! :)  MMMM Pizza at 10 AM is always yummy.

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After the race, Melissa and I decided to go on a quick run while Meghann changed and her family set up the picnic.  We did 3.0 miles and talked the entire time. šŸ™‚ It was refreshing and I felt good to get in a workout, too!

 

When found Meghann and her family in the BBQ area.  They were being stalked by a crane, tons of which live in the park.

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He kept making a mating call, so I tried to dance with him.

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But he wasn’t having any of it!! šŸ™ Maybe it was a girl???

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The family picnic was loads of fun!  It was very nice of Mr. and Mrs. Meghann to make such a big and delicious spread!

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I had a beer….

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And a hamburger + chips.

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It was a very happy morning. šŸ™‚

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Woah! This post was a lot of pictures and not too many words.  Guess I’m tired. :)  I’m going to do the Shred and then nap.  I hope you have a FABULOUS Saturday!

 

Congrats again, Meghann!

{ 36 comments }

 

  • VeggieGirl March 14, 2009, 11:11 am

    INCREDIBLE RACE RECAP!!! So proud of Meghann!!

    Haha, love the photos of you with the crane šŸ˜€

  • Erica March 14, 2009, 11:15 am

    AWWWWWWWWWWW so awesome. Congrats Meghann!!! You rock!

    hahha birds sort of scare me!

  • FoodsThatFit March 14, 2009, 11:23 am

    You are such a great friend! That was great Meghan had such awesome support! Pizza for breakfast is always good!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) March 14, 2009, 11:33 am

    Awesome recap! Meghann and you are lucky to have each other. AW!

    The crane mating dance? Hilarious!!!!

    I’m off to do the shred too! woohoo!

  • talesofexpansion March 14, 2009, 11:34 am

    awesome recap!! must have been so fun to cheer her on. and that bird is CRAZY (as are your dance moves :P)!

  • Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) March 14, 2009, 11:39 am

    The crane pictures made me laugh!! I’ve never seen a crane in real life before. They look cool!

    Woooo!

  • talieworld March 14, 2009, 11:41 am

    Congrat to Meghann!!!

    The happy face with the ketchup made me LOL. šŸ™‚

  • Kristi March 14, 2009, 11:45 am

    HAHAHA you are the crane! You crack me up!

    Great recap!

  • therunningaddict March 14, 2009, 12:05 pm

    What a fun recap!
    Great to hear ya’ll enjoyed yourselves so much!

  • simplyfabulousnow March 14, 2009, 12:39 pm

    AMAZING recap! You are such a good friend to be so supportive!!! I can’t wait to see Meghann’s recap!

    Awesome day you’ve had! Any big plans tonight?

    Leah

  • Missy March 14, 2009, 12:48 pm

    Thanks for the recap!! Sounds like a great day!!

  • carolinebee March 14, 2009, 12:52 pm

    HA those crane pics are ca-razy! What a fun friend you are, thats so sweet of u to support! šŸ˜€ I’m glad she did so well…haha maybe you’ll give the tri another old college try again ;D??

  • just me March 14, 2009, 12:53 pm

    AH YES!!!!!!!!!! SUCH A GREAT MORNING!!!!! Hahahahah!

  • emily March 14, 2009, 1:03 pm

    Yay for being a good friend!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 14, 2009, 1:32 pm

    You are sucha great friend!! Congrats to Meghann and it looks like you made a new friend with that crane!

  • Julie March 14, 2009, 1:47 pm

    Awesome recap! I love how you chased her and took pictures, you are too funny. Looks like a fun morning, congrats to Meghann!

    ps – white ale = delicious.

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) March 14, 2009, 2:09 pm

    Don’t think I didn’t notice the “Caitlin pose.” That bird was probably thinking, “WTF? I just wanted a burger.”

    You are a good friend!

  • livelovelaugheatlearn March 14, 2009, 2:28 pm

    Those pictures of you with the crane are hilarious!

  • Jaclyn March 14, 2009, 2:32 pm

    Hey loved the race recap too ! Now I want coldstone hahah!

  • Marian's eats March 14, 2009, 2:39 pm

    The photos of the crane were cracking me up! I’m sure i was interesting to be on the other side!!!

  • Betsy March 14, 2009, 2:51 pm

    Loved reading your side of the experience… and the crane pictures made me crack up!

  • K March 14, 2009, 2:56 pm

    HAHA – the crane picture!! Hilarious šŸ™‚

    YAY MEGHANN!! Glad you guys had such a fabulous morning!

  • Mica March 14, 2009, 2:59 pm

    Thanks for taking so many great pictures, especially of the crane. I just showed the boyfriend; he was impressed.

  • Caitlin March 14, 2009, 3:07 pm

    how nice of you to support your friend!

    I love the pic of you “dancing” with the crane. awesome šŸ™‚

    enjoy the rest of your Saturday night

  • Trish March 14, 2009, 3:37 pm

    really great photos! šŸ™‚

  • Haleigh March 14, 2009, 3:54 pm

    Congrats Meghann what an incredible experience! haha, the photo of you and the crane is just too funny!

  • Sarah W. March 14, 2009, 5:29 pm

    sounds like you had a great day watching meghann!

  • Brandi March 14, 2009, 6:37 pm

    how fun!

    i love the pic of you trying to dance with the crane – that is too funny šŸ™‚

  • Oh She Glows March 14, 2009, 7:12 pm

    haha awww you are such a great friend!!

    The pics with the crane cracked me up!

  • Meg March 14, 2009, 7:43 pm

    What a fabulous day! I enjoyed all the photos!

  • Run Saraaah March 14, 2009, 7:53 pm

    That looks like such a fun day! Great race recap šŸ™‚

  • Erin of Care to Eat March 14, 2009, 7:58 pm

    THat looks amazing! You are so supportive! I’m so proud of Meghann. You guys are both so motivated!
    The picture recap was great šŸ˜‰

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point March 14, 2009, 8:03 pm

    everyone – that crane LOVED me.

  • Jess March 14, 2009, 8:30 pm

    Oh my gosh I am cracking up at the picture of you with the crane. Too too funny! Sounds like an awesome day. Congrats to Meghann on what sounds likes a great race!

  • HangryPants March 14, 2009, 8:56 pm

    You are nuts with that crane and I sort of love it!

  • Lisa D. March 15, 2009, 2:28 pm

    haha I love the pics with the bird! You’re such a good spectator/friend and maybe one day you’ll want to try another tri?

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