This is second blog so bear (no pun intended) with me. Oh lord I am so awkward. Anywho, just thought I would throw up and update about the Spartans.
Me, Klingler, and Boyd ( buddies from the MSU tri team) went out to cheer at Ironman Lake Placid over the weekend. We had a fairly eventful trip through Canada that included camping behind a dumpster at a hotel and nearly getting arrested after being confronted by the managers of the comfort inn. They were not as hospitable as they claim. We will be taking our business to Holiday Inn in the future.
After arriving, we basically took over Ironman Lake Placid. We had 9 racers from MSU, 5 of which were IM rookies. All of them absolutely abused the course. The final finisher nearly brought me to tears with her display of sheer guts and determination. It was a horribly rainy day (14 hours of down pour) and she flatted three times in the pouring rain. Kristin Fredericks made me proud to be a Spartan. All of our racers really represented State well. They will be repaying our cheers as 5 Spartans, including myself, get ready for IM Wisconsin. I hope we can live up to the performance at Placid.