The morning started out with Keith and Tom and I hanging by the swim beach soaking it all in. The sunrises out at the res are always awesome!
|Another awesome sunrise at the res|
|Chillin' before the chaos begins|
|One of the best lane buddies a girl can have.|
And, boy did I have fun. I really do like to feel useful and this was position that allowed me to do so. Knowing the race mentality of some of the more competitive racers, I was all over helping out those who wanted to be quick and speedy. (Michelle even told me I was the best wetsuit stripper she had ever had. What an honor.) I got it down to a science of where to grab on the wetsuit and yanking just so to get the suits off with the least resistance and all.
But then there were also those racers who were stumbling up the beach, depleted after the swim, barely even able to get their wetsuit unzipped. Those racers I slowed down and helped out every which way I could. From unzipping, to helping get their arms out, to pulling it off. I did everything I could to get them in there and out of there efficiently without making them feel rushed.
It was awesome and I had such a fun time. The one thing I didn't realize about wetsuit stripping is you get COMPLETELY soaked. Like drenched. Water is flying at you from their wetsuits. When all was said and done, minus the mostly dry hair, I looked like I had just done the swim, seriously.
|Your Rattlesnake stripper extraordinaires. You can't tell, but we are all soaked through.|
|Michelle finishing strong!!!|
|Is that a smile?|
While I didn't get to do the "official" back2back, I made my own back2back racing and volunteering!
|Treat I found for the race... I thought it was appropriate.|
|Time to celebrate a great weekend!|
|Yum! If only every race could have a shot named after them.|