Saturday, May 10, 2008

Gulf Coast pics

Marit sherpa and resident barista
Mary, Myself and our new FL friend Donna at bike check in

Donna, myself, Mary... pre race

Mary's obsessed with the Long Butt shot

Hummm, who looks excited for the waves?!

Donna and Mary - I was running away

Alright, I didn't flee the race - here's our wave

WBS's (Worlds Best Sherpas: Marit and Joanna)

Coming to the finish: So this wasn't a stellar day. I was proud of my swim (rough conditions); had a solid ride; and an o-so-bad stomach on the run. The whole experience has made for a fun trip (thanks to Mary and Marit)... and I've learned what does NOT work for me nutritionally. Still finishing 2nd in AG makes a rough run easier to swallow.

I'll continue to dream, trust, and believe (bracelets Mary presented us on the 1st night here in PC). Thanks Miss Mary Sunshine!


Eileen Swanson said...

Congrats. Such great pics too...You all look sooo happy! You girls know how to have fun! Very cool!


Pedergraham said...

Congrats on such a fun weekend. Nice 2nd place and hope you hae yoru nutrition for the run all figured out after this. I have never seen so many smiley faces as I've seen on yours and Mary's and Marit's blogs these past few days. NICE!

BreeWee said...

LOVE the excitement pre race! Way to suck up a not-so-fun run with a 2nd place!
I want an invite to the HTFU camp next year... please!

PS... I got to meet your mom in Florida and she is so cute in real life! Great family you have!

Amy Beth Kloner said...

Ashley, loved meeting you girls this weekend. Sorry I didn't see you at awards, but congrats on your 2nd AG finish. Sweet!! Stay in touch... Amy

Kellye Mills said...

Congratulations Ashley!! I'm sorry the run stunk but you had a solid finish despite that. So I'm really happy for you! Your trip looks like sooo much fun. I hate that I missed it, and I definitely want to get together as soon as I get home from Hawaii!!

E.L.F. said...

OMG! Is that a FRENCH PRESS that Marit is holding!?

sunshine said...

Congrats! Looks like a kick-ass weekend!

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

I miss you too Ashley! Humbug - this is NOT fair. NC is looking better and better, especially if... well.... you know. :) I loved being your sherpa, although like you said - it is not my calling. Thanks, SC Soul Sister - happy to sherpa for you any time, but would rather run out at meet the water with you!