On April 11, 2009 at 6:09 we welcomed my nephew Kadin Daniel B Hardy to the world! He was 8.2 lbs and 20 inches long. We all couldn't believe that my 80 lb sister could have such a big baby... I think without the weight of the baby Dez only gained 10lbs ... crazy.. I hope I am as lucky as her when I have kids : ) My sister went in on thursday at midnight and had her precious baby boy yesterday morning. I felt like I was in the twilight zone, not sleeping for two nights waiting for the arrival of Kadin. It was also strange not to do any training at all for a couple of days but today I was able to get outside into the world for a mountain bike ride with M & M at El Moro. What a beautiful day it was on this Easter Sunday. It was nice to get out but I was already missing the little easter bunny that was back at the hospital.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
The 70.3 Ironman California was super fun!!! Two days before the race we realized that we didn't want to drive back and forth to Oceanside to pickup our race packets before the big event, so we decided that to find somewhere to sleep in our trucks friday night before the race! Yes, we are last minute kinda pep's. I was worried about the race because i've been fighting a cold a couple days before but race day i felt pretty good, so stoked!
Friday we pickuped up our packets, ate an awesome pasta dinner and headed to WALMART (keevin and i heard you can camp out in any WALMART parking lot) well its not true. I decided to ask the security guy so he wouldn't wake us up mid dreaming and have us move... so we headed to starbucks so i could brush my teeth and wash my face! We found a nice neighborhood and passed out.
My first time swimming up to a starting buoy. i loved the carpet in the water and being pulled out of the water and tossed up to the ramp... awesome!
I swam... slow but steady... and survived : )
It was such a beautiful bike course it got prettier around each corner! i made a couple of friends and enjoyed the company.. at mile 30 i just wanted to BRUSH my TEETH soooo bad!
next time i might put one of those mini camping tooth brushes in my bento box : ) HA... oh, and it was fun passing girls on tri bikes with my cross bike, dang i need to get myself one of those fancy rides.... i was on a rolling bike show with all the tricked out rides today... The last 10 miles on the bike felt FOREVER, plus i was going through a wind tunnel... i was ready to get off the bike and run.
Was super fun, I didn't know if i was going to be able to move my legs, but they were there! yippy... the group of girls at mile 1.5 aide station were super funny.. there was one girl with a cup of water on her head, hands out, dancing... I wonder what went through their minds during the race?? funny kids!
I was stoked with my time... i forecasted a 7hour race and i finished at 6:52:01!
We all had such a fun day!