After this morning’s double whammy run it was time for a good meal. The group went to Gaido’s for lunch.
Everyone* at the table got dessert (*except Ben who is on a high fat diet that intrigues Kelly & I to a point that probably makes him uncomfortable). I opted to just steal a few bites of Kelly’s ball.
Marino Vanhoenacker (in the green shirt) currently holds the record for the fastest Ironman time. He said this about competing against Lance Armstrong,”On Sunday if he beats me I won’t be happy but if I beat him I will be really happy, but all in all it’s good. He is fierce, he is competitive and everybody has told us he can still compete so it is a great thing.”
A reporter asked Lance Armstrong if he thinks he could win the Ironman and he said, “Oh I have no idea. To be fair and honest I don’t know. Obviously I have never done an Ironman, I have done one [Ironman] 70.3 race. When I raced 20 years ago they were much shorter events and the sport was much different, the fields were much different, I think even the level of competition was much different. It’s a big question mark and it’s the reason why I am here, I would like to answer the question for myself and probably for some others. No guarantees on my part but I am going to do whatever I need to do, train hard, be prepared and learn as much as I can because every one of these races is a learning experience for me and I will see and have a good indication at Ironman France if I can ever make a run for it.”
I noticed the ladies all came to the stage with their own water bottles. Perhaps they were filled with a magic concoction that helps them be to awesome? Perhaps they were just making sure to stay hydrated in this heat? You decide.
After the press conference Refuel unveiled Chris Lieto’s new “My After” ad.
And I was about to turn into a grumpy bear when an apple saved the day! (I have started to notice my hunger cues first show up as feeling irritated or anxious. We’ll discuss at a more appropriate time.)
After I was sufficiently fried we headed back to the hotel for a bit of downtime before dinner.
We went to Landry’s a fancy seafood restaurant. I am LOVING all the fish I’m eating on this trip.
I didn’t realize, but the fake dessert tray was right behind me the whole time and someone asked me to grab it so they could have a look. I might get a job as a waitress if this whole blogging thing falls through…
Traci’s dessert was key lime pie puffs. They are lime, so this just counts as a fruit, right?
Okay, it’s 11:30p and I’m red and tired. I have a 5am wake up call tomorrow morning to watch the Ironman Lonestart 70.3! Good luck to everyone racing!!
Question: What is your least favorite fruit?
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