We made it!
To the end of the semester and the ski season, that is…and now it’s vacation time! The hubby and I dreamed up a ridiculous 18 day road trip with the kiddos, and we leave tomorrow. Of course, everyone is sick and the house is a mess, but it wouldn’t be an adventure if there was no challenge, right?
The Land Yacht, aka the Suburban we bought in February, is not apparently large enough to fit all of our stuff. (For the record, I wanted a Wagon Queen Family Truckster, but those are a little harder to come by). The hubs last night told me that we definitely needed to add the roof box to the top of the behemoth monster that we drive. And we just got a bike rack last week. Every time he accelerates, I start counting, “One dollar, two dollars, three…”
Hopefully, it will be our trusty steed (and home) for the next couple of weeks. And it’s the official crew vehicle, since I will be doing the IronGirl Lake Las Vegas triathlon (I know! So exciting!) this weekend and Taylor will wrap up our trip at the Silver State 50 near Reno in a couple of weeks. I think the jury is still out on whether or not we are warping our children by designing vacations pretty exclusively around racing. Trainer Guy thinks we are being “good role models”, while I think that someday they may rebel and become coach potatoes.
Since I have contracted the Black Lung from my children earlier this week, I tried to hold a pity party for myself about my potential race performance. Trainer Guy and my husband both told me to get over it, so instead I am focusing on the important things, like these cool, new speed laces that match my shoes exactly:
And the super fancy sleeveless wetsuit Christine let me borrow. I wore it this morning to swim practice. It’s pretty awesomely buoyant. And, it is easy to take off, which has been my #1 fear going into this race, since it took me about 27 minutes to take off my full-sleeve wetsuit at Highline Lake a couple of weeks ago.
So, no matter what happens or how I feel, I am VERY excited to go and see the spectacle that is a 700-woman triathlon event, even if I fall down taking off my wetsuit in T1, or get a flat tire, or win (hahahaha). Because after that our road trip consists of seeing family and friends, camping along the coast in California, going to Yosemite, and being in and around Lake Tahoe. So hit me up with suggestions— for my race, for sights to visit, if I can use your washing machine, or something like that! I’ll send pics! 🙂