Hello! This afternoon has consisted of errands and eating. 🙂
I grabbed another slice of veggie pizza on the way out:
And when we got home, I made us a quick dinner. The Husband has been complaining that heâ€™s bored out of his mind with our normal groceries, so we picked up some new stuff, including a lovely black and green olive spread.
I paired it with hummus and arugula.
With corn, peas, and steamed asparagus on the side:
Tonight, weâ€™re going out with the Husbandâ€™s college friend, so Iâ€™ll probably have another snack, but Iâ€™m going to try to keep it healthy and abstain from the booze because I have a EARLY wake-up call.
How to be the Worldâ€™s Best Spectator
As mentioned, tomorrow I am going to watch Ashley do her first Half Ironman. I love being a spectator! Itâ€™s so much fun. But thereâ€™s a good way to be a spectator, and a bad way to be a spectator.
(The time I was a spectator at Meghannâ€™s triathlon.)
(The Husband spectating at one of my races.)
Hereâ€™s how to be an awesome spectator:
- Remember, the day is all about the racer. If you agreed to be a spectator, you have agreed to bend to the wishes and whims of the racer. They trained for this for 2 to 6 months. They rule the day.
- Never, ever say, â€œOhmigod, youâ€™re making me get up HOW early!?â€ Racers have to get up really early â€“ not because they want to, but because thatâ€™s when the race starts. If you canâ€™t stand to get up early without complaining, meet them at the finish line. Itâ€™s better than making the racer feel really guilty for hauling you out of bed.
- Donâ€™t depend on the racer to figure out where to stand and watch. They have other things to worry about. Thereâ€™s usually a course map or spectator information on the race website.
- Wear BRIGHT COLORS, bring little flags, or tie a balloon around your wrist. This will make it really easy for the racer to spot you. If you want to win major points, make a fun sign!
- Bring a camera and take TONS of pictures of your racer. You can never have too many pictures of a race! 🙂
- If itâ€™s a long event, bring your own entertainment and snacks. You might want to bring a book and a tailgating chair. Tomorrow, Iâ€™m bringing my own running clothes so I can go on a long run while Ashley is completing the 100K bike ride.
- Donâ€™t run into the race course to run with your friend. Enough said.
- If you racer is struggling, BE MOTIVATING! I mightâ€™ve quit the swim leg of Olympic Triathlon if it wasnâ€™t for Katy screaming from the beach, â€œYou can do it! Donâ€™t quit!â€
- Stay positive! The best thing on race morning is a spectator who wants to be there and is excited for you. :)