Monday, February 23, 2009

And the Winner Is. . .

Ray Burleson, whoever that is.

After a grueling two day wait for results, ole Ray was crowned winner of the men's triathlon. I finished 35th of 43 finishers. Swim was 41 of 43. No surprise there. Bike was 7th. Gotta be happy with that. Run was 33rd. Congrats to my buddy Bryan, finishing 25th.

In the last couple of days, I've been feeling better and better about the event. I will most definitely be in line for another helping of indoor tri.

My body is not taking quite as well. I'm sore everywhere. Today is worse than yesterday. The alarm went off for boot camp this morning and I could barely move enough to shut the thing up. Everything feels like just normal muscle usage except my right calf. Hoping I didn't pull something there, though it does feel better this afternoon than it did this morning.

Tomorrow, we're off to Tampa. The kids still don't know and I'm totally amazed that we've been able to keep it from them. We'll pick them up from school then directly to the airport for five days of sun, beach, amusements and a Yankees spring training game. Oh yeah, their dad's running a half marathon on Sunday, too.

I've finally downloaded the pictures Deb and my trip to Ocean City last week. Here are a few:

I'm not sure this picture does adequate justice to the temps and the wind. We took this at Rehobeth Beach, DE.


That would be me running on the boards. I swear, I'm really running!


Post run relaxation. Nice, huh. Thanks, Deb!

That's about it from here. Lots to talk about after Tampa, I'm sure.

L'Chaim!

13 comments:

Ann Marie said...

You know... no matter what place you come in, finishing is what really counts - but 7th on the bike is awesome! Now you've got me itching to try one of these. It seems very controlled for a first time Tri.

Were you the only two at the beach?!?! I can't wait to meet Deb at the brunch after the relay.

Pat said...

I'm thankful that in addition to the candles and wine, you did the soap bubbles too.

Good job on the bike and have a wonderful time in FLA.

Aaron said...

Jeff, how cool is it that you did this! I will definitely try to be like you and do one too...have a great time in Tampa!

Daiquiri princess said...

YOu should see your Chiropractor for an adjustment tomorrow before you head out. Gee I bet you know someone that works there, that could get him to see you off hours.....

You did a great job Saturday- I was totally in awh.

Get photos of the beach too.
Enjoy Florida- I hear its warm there. Good luck with the run there too

Susan G. said...

You guys are ADORABLE! Even you in the tub is adorable, Jeff! You are two of my favorite people in this entire world and I congratulate you on your 13 years, wish you a wonderful trip to Florida, and hope the half goes perfect! Love you both!

Anonymous said...

You should travel a little further south Jeff.. That way you can see Boston's training camp :) :) :)

Andrew is getting fit said...

Great photos Jeff! Enjoy your trip.

Amy said...

Did you say you're going to a YANKEES game?! :)

You can't hate them THAT much.

Give Jeter a big smootch for me!

Rob said...

The last photo says it all. Great job Jeff.

CoachLiz said...

Great job on the indoor tri! Have a great time in Tampa and rock that half marathon. We head to Orlando next Thursday so I can run the Princess Half Marathon. Have a great time in Tampa, the beaches at Clearwater are fantastic.

Nat said...

I've said it before anyone who completes a tri is my hero... :)

Bryan said...

Hey Jeff - Hope Tampa is going well!! You're shot of the "board run" is where we always stay on 17th!! Too funny. They have just added an advanced version to the next tri I am doing - interested???

Shilingi-Moja said...

Good job on the tri. You are a tri-athlete!