iTryathlon Race Prep

Yesterday evening I went to pick up my bib for the Renegade Racing iTryathlon. It is my first attempt at a triathlon so I was nervous! Luckily this race is meant for newbie triathletes so I knew I would fit right in with the group. IMG 6317 600x800 thumb iTryathlon Race Prep

The packet pick-up was located at a bike shop. Super easy, in and out.

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The packet pick up was  close to John Wayne airport and Ben wanted to stop and watch the planes.

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I grabbed this bar from my swag bag as we enjoyed the air show wlEmoticon winkingsmile8 iTryathlon Race Prep Side note: I recently tried the chocolate raspberry flavor of these new Luna Fiber bars. This was good, but the choc rasp is better.

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We ate dinner at home, but since we were out we tracked down dessert. I’ve heard great things about 85*C Bakery. OC Peeps – Monster Munching is a great blog that reviews restaurants around the OC. I think this is where I first heard of 85.

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Unfortunately, all I remembered from the reviews was that there was ALWAYS a long line. I couldn’t remember what was the “must eat” item?!

Yep, the line was long but I hoped that was a good sign. You grab a tray and tongs and help yourself (this is exactly like the panaderias nears my mom’s and in Rosarito).

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Passed on the Peanut Heart, kinda regretting that now…

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Not everything was labeled so I didn’t know what things were. We ended up just choosing by looks and guesses.

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Here is our stash – clockwise from top right: chocolate chip bread, green tea cake, cheese bread, creamy pastry, coffee cake, cream filled cake

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Once you’re picked your treats you wait in line to pay. They also have a very impressive case of cakes and other desserts.

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Didn’t like this because it has a cream filling. I don’t like cream filled things.

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Green Tea Roll:  Not sweet enough for me, but Ben liked this.

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The only thing I ended up liking at all was the chocolate chip bread. These treats weren’t bad, but sadly I think I am too used to very very sweet desserts (like fro-yo with Reese’s toppings) so these weren’t sweet enough for my palate.  This just isn’t my thing, but again Ben was a fan.

After our dessert date we went home and stayed up too late watching the Olympic Opening ceremony. Finally it was time to hit the sack for my iTry!

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Comments

  1. Floey says

    Ahh I love Asian breads for the reason that they’re not as sweet haha. Their Taro bread/cake thingy is sooo good! If you ever go back… :) And their pineapple buns are always yummy. They don’t taste like pineapple though.

  2. says

    Congrats on the tri!! I haven’t ever done a reverse tri? Sounds fun! Green tea roll?? not sure how I feel about that.. I tried green tea fro yo and it just wasn’t what I expected but I don’t really drink green tea often… Do you?
    Everything else looked tasty!

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