Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood

Hey all!

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.


Lula's mom said...

you are funny! I love honey, too - probably not as much as you, but your teammate, Charlie, knows that I don't do maple syrup.

Congrats by the way - I think you'll bring cool perspective to the team and the readers.

I have found that sleeping in a van in motel parking lots to elude any security lurking.

Huge fan of Pooh, Tigger, & Eyore, too:)

Thanks for your post!

Wil said...

Freaking spectacular. Nice job in NY ladies and gentlemen!

Joel Gaff, Jr. said...
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Joel Gaff, Jr. said...

Your cheers were GREATLY appreciated throughout the day in Placid. I can't thank you guys enough for making the trip out and supporting your fellow Spartans during the long, wet day!