Sunday, September 07, 2008

Real Quick: Ukiah Tri this morning

So I'm off to Napa to go visit with the fam for dinner and I really have to go. But I am SO excited that I had to post just a teeny little post.

I did the Ukiah Tri this morning (mainly sprint, but longish for a sprint bike), and...

I TOOK THIRD OVERALL!!!!!

I was so surprised. How cool is that? I must say, small local race, but hey, 3rd overall is 3rd overall and I'M TAKING IT!

They had the women 34 and under start second behind the men (not sure which age group it was, maybe 34 and under men?), so the other cool thing was that I got to be out in front all by myself for the WHOLE RACE. I passed a couple women up front on the bike and then it was alllllll me and the guys and I just made it my mission to keep pickin' em off, one by one! I really enjoyed that. :)
They gave me a bottle of wine for my place, and I also won a bottle through their raffle, so I went home with two bottles of wine! That also made my day.

I'll write the race report later tonight and post a couple more pics. I just couldn't wait to get this out! :)

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Also, I started a post on Friday that I never finished, and I really wanted to say that TAWNY MADE IT!!!! You can check it all out here. Tawny's first sentence on her blog after finishing went as follows:

This stuff is for the birds.
I think I unofficially have the longest time of this season. 12 hrs 32min. 22 seconds.
Wow, 12 hrs and 32 minutes! I can't even imagine swimming for that long. Tawny, tonight I will raise my beer (or glass of wine, haven't decided yet) to YOU!!!! Congratulations, my friend!!

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(This is also from Friday)
I had my first class at the Airport Club this morning. Aside from the fact that I couldn't figure out for 5 minutes why the stereo wasn't coming on (I didn't realize I had to turn the power strip on behind it...d'oh...), I couldn't figure out how to switch the mic battery out for another 5 minutes, and my seat tightener actually works in REVERSE (so it's NOT righty-tighty, lefty-loosy - it's OPPOSITE) so the whole seat fell off and I couldn't for the life of me get it on and it's 6:05 a.m. and I'm trying to get class STARTED AND introduce myself AND not look like a total goofball who doesn't know what she's doing...well aside from all that, it was great.

Once I got into my groove it smoothed out just fine and I actually had a few people come up after and introduce themselves and say 'GREAT class!' So that was great. :)
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Hope everybody had an awesome weekend.

OHHHHH and I also want to say GOOOOOOOOOOOOO Courtenay (and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, COURT!) and Kelly and Soda! They all raced in the LA Tri this morning (Court and Kelly did the Olympic and Soda did the Sprint) and they all DID AWESOME!

Courtenay took 3rd in the Elite Amateurs and Kelly took 7th in the Elite Amateurs and Soda took 5th overall for the women in the Sprint course.

And my friend Carmen raced Folsom this morning (along with Chris) and she had a great race, too - bettered her previous Olympic time by like, 18 minutes. GO CARMEN! Look forward to seeing how Chris did...

Good job, EVERYBODY!

14 comments:

rocketpants said...

3rd overall! That is AWESOME! Great job.

Kathleen said...

Woooohoooo! You rock! My triathlete hero...Congrats!

Jocelyn said...

a big congratulations from Manila!! :) that is awesome, aren't you glad you skipped LA?? hehe. have fun and enjoy that wine for me! I am hardcore now!

Lee said...

Who cares if it's a local tri - third is still third. Great effort. And in your picture you looked like you were totally having fun. Enjoy thay wine.

TriGeek said...

Congratulations on taking home the podium. I must say, as a guy in the group you are passing, aaaarrrrrgh!

Chris Westall said...

Awesome Race! Congrats! 2 Bottles of wine and 3rd... it doesn't get much better.

Kelly said...

hey, good job!!! thanks for the text message :)

Soda said...

So I originally planned to do that race then my coach told me to go to LA, I would have preferred 2 bottles of wine to my TYR goggles that I won.

GOOD JOB!!! Hope to see you soon.

Rainmaker said...

Awesome, congrats! Looking forward to the full deets. Ya know...important stuff like how the wines were, vintages, etc...

triguyjt said...

i am not worthy...


fantastic...3RD OVERALL!!!!!

congrats...

enjoy the wine

Eileen Swanson said...

SWEET, CONGRATS, 3rd is 3rd and you earned it!! Way to go Sarah! You look so cute in that pic too ;-)

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kerri said...

Just encountered your blog. Good reads!!! Nice race! Congrats. i'll be back.

Mel said...

AWESOME.... AWESOME...little miss speedy :) The smile in your face says it all!!!

Paul said...

Great work!!!! Sweet prizes too! woot. So are you going to drink the prize one or save it? haha