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


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!


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


Transition gear:


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


And then Meghann was off on 0.75 km swim!


Coming back….


We sprinted back to the transition area together…


Getting ready for the 10 mile bike ride….


On the bike…


Coming back for the run…


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!


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! 


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.


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. 🙂 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.


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


But he wasn’t having any of it!! 🙁 Maybe it was a girl???


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


I had a beer….


And a hamburger + chips.


It was a very happy morning. 🙂


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!



  • VeggieGirl March 14, 2009, 11:11 am

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

    Haha, love the photos of you with the crane 😀

  • 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 ( 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!


  • talieworld March 14, 2009, 11:41 am

    Congrat to Meghann!!!

    The happy face with the ketchup made me LOL. 🙂

  • 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?


  • 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! 😀 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 🙂

    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 🙂

    enjoy the rest of your Saturday night

  • Trish March 14, 2009, 3:37 pm

    really great photos! 🙂

  • 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 🙂

  • 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 🙂

  • 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 😉

  • 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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