Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Girl-athalon Weekend

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to spend a girls weekend with some of your favorite bloggers: Chloe from Florida and Maggs in Hawaii. Chloe and I planned on celebrating her 31st with a sprint tri and a girls weekend at Pensacola Beach. Maggs, luckily was in town and close enough to partake in the celebrations. It ended up being the perfect ending to the season.

We started out the weekend of course with the Santa Rosa Triathlon Saturday am. The little race turned out to be way bigger than we thought with over 1200 participants. Chloe and I were a little disappointed to find out that our heat was next to last. I definitely regretted my decision not to opt for the elite division. Note-to-self-for-future....We knew the bike would be a cluster-f, especially with dodging these: In end it wasn't that bad. Minus the crazy gusting wind and jelly-fish dodging in the swim, it was fun race that was over in a heartbeat. Not really worth writing too much of a race report....Quick version: swim 600m, bike 18 miles, run 5k and AG win. Yay for the AG win :) In the end, the actual weekend was way more fun and noteworthy than the actual race....

We didn't wast any time getting the post race party started of course. And yes we tried champagne un-corking over the balcony but it didn't quite work out. The rest of the day was spent: sunning to rid ourselves of our permanent bike-short-tan-lines, sipping margaritas with desperate housewives of Tennessee, and getting yelled at by a life guard who looked like a younger version of this:While jumping on the water trampoline his exact words were, " Now I know you girls are triathletes and all.... But you really need to put on life-jackets." We giggled but were a little too incoherent to argue at that point. Funny Stuff. After margarita #2 my day was pretty much over although Chloe and Maggs kept it going. Definitely an endurance event.

We awoke the next day, sore/black and blue, and super dehydrated. Probably more from the trampoline shenanigans than the the actual race. We said our farewell to Maggs...
And celebrated just a little more....
Happy 31 Chloe!
It was the most crazy-girl-fun I've had in a long time :) Call me a dork for saying this, but my blogger friends are starting to replace my real friends... Am I the only one?

You tell me !


  1. OMG. Last weekend was the best - and I was just thinking the same thing! We all just need to move in with Maggs. I'm sure she won't mind! Thank you so much for making my birthday so special! You are such an awesome Friend! See you in a month!!!

  2. Congrats on your race, and glad you all had a blast. :)

    As to your last sentence not for me, heck most of the time I think the bloggers I read don't even like me. :)

    Hope you have a great week. :)

  3. That is so awesome! I wish I could go on a Girl-athalon weekend!! It looks like you had a blast! AND, yay for the AG win! :)

  4. I wouldn't mind you guys moving in with me. My liver might though! I'm so tempted to fly home for IMF this year to hang with you guys! We gotta get together again. Before IMF next year.

  5. um can i join the next girls weekend? mmm kay? happy birthday chloe!!!

  6. Great girls weekend! Congrats on your little AG win!

  7. Sounds like a really fun weekend! I could totally go for some beach time. I need to google 'water trampoline' to see what that is - sounds fun.

    Congrats on the AG win too!

  8. Completely sounds like an awesome weekend. I need to get one of those arranged!

  9. Yes, bike shorts tan lines - are they permanent? They seems more resilient than other tan lines!
    Looks like y'all had so much fun - congrats on the AG win!