I could have been Julie McCoy on The Love Boat-you're friendly cruise director. I'm sure at one point in life I had hair like that. I'm getting antsy to know my plans for Florida, so here is what I have come up with, trying to implement a simple way for my fellow gator bait IM er's to catch up with each other.
Weds: I arrive with the Soapinator about noon. Tan and Taper by the pool at The Inn at St. Thomas Square. Sorry, no tequila, see Sunday.
Thurs: Swim with the Soapinator. 8:15 in front of the Boardwalk Hotel (host site). My training buddy Iron Jenny will be there as well so that makes for a safe swim. I know they have sponsored swim times, but they weren't listed in the athlete guide, and I want to get a feel for the water in the morning. Hot beverages and bagels to follow the swim.
10:00 Ironman village, REGISTRATION!!!!!!!!!
11:15 Drop swag at hotel
11:30 regroup in The Inn parking lot to drive the bike course- lunch somewhere along the way.
3:00 (at the latest) return to hotel
3:45 Pick up the rest of The Tribe at the airport
Evening carb load dinner, (Iron Shelly is bringing signs for blog fest), Kahuna's multimedia production and athlete meeting.
8:00 or so, nice evening stroll along the ocean
8:00 or so, another ocean swim and run (maybe 15 minutes each)
12:00 picnic with all of the kiddos
2:00 bike drop, tour Iron Village, etc
4:00 final calorie load meal
8:30 or so bed
Saturday Whoooo Hoooo Hoooo!!!!!!!
Sunday: Tequila, tanning and tattoos by the pool!!
I'll bring my laptop along to update as changes occur and I have several cell numbers. If I don't have yours and you want to join in on the festivites, email me your number and when you arrive in town.
Can't wait to meet all of you and your families
I dropped my gear bag off this am and I was shaking as I packed it, I think that qualifies as excited.
I the immortal words of Marvin Gaye
Let's Get It On!!!!!!