Oh, but the fun was just beginning at this point. We then proceeded to another bar, a German bar where the waitress wore these funny little German outfits. Is that politically correct? Well, they did, and I am only sad I didn't have my druthers about me to take a picture of that. The group (minus me, I was designated driver!) ordered this huge ass mug that they took turns drinking out of. It was the equivalent of about a million beers, and they finished the whole thing, so needless to say, the evening ended up being very interesting....
This is secretly my favorite picture...Where did Cindy Jo go?
Then off to the race! Due to the debauchery of the night before, we woke up too late to see the swim (which, by the way, if my FAVORITE part of the whole day - damn) but we made it to Verona, where we saw most of the Race Athlete team, including Wil - way to go!
The boys did their part cheering on unsuspecting competitors, cheering only for people with pink bikes/apparel, arm/head sweatbands, or any neon colored shirt. The initially tried cheering for everyone, but as the voices gave way, their cheers got more narrowed.
Oh, and the Clyde brought his cow bell. Needless to say, we attracted some minor attention on the road.
And the day is rounded off by a picture in from of the capital building. We saw most of the pros come in, but has to take off back to Chicago before we saw anyone else. As I write this, I am watching the live feed on IronmanLive to watch everyone file in.
I have a ton of thoughts about IM right now, including my own future and IM Arizona, which looms on the horizon. I am going to save that for the next post, because this one is for the weekend, the finishers and the race itself. Congrats to all who did it today!!!