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I'll make you laugh, or break my neck trying. This is usually accomplished with daily bouts of swimming, biking and running. A former "chub-a-holic," I got fit and healthy the good old fashioned way and went from a mid-pack athlete to top age group runner and triathlete. I'm a Writer and USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. I guess that makes me part Tina Fey and part Jillian Michaels. Visit my coaching site at www.fomotraining.com

Friday, April 11, 2008

Ironman Village and Race Prep


Flexing my Ironman muscles with Flat Stanley

Shawn and I inside Ironman Village (trying to act like I'm not nervous)

Mom and Dad wondering why the hell I would do this...and also wondering why so many men wear speedos here. It sure beats the weather in Ohio right now!

T3 Team Pose after a carb-loading lunch! Trust me, no alcohol was consumed. (until later)

Katy and I showing off the IM Vehicle!

Mo, Katy, me and Ralph in front of my IM Vehicle "The Grand Carrie-Van"

Ok--so after doing packet pickup, we came back to the house so that I could practice my swim 
:-)...and, of course, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!


WADDLER26.2 said...

Love the photos. How exciting. Enjoy the moment.

Love2Run said...

Have a great race! I hope the weather co-operates for you.

Anonymous said...

Good Luck Carrie!

Patricio said...

Wow... how awesome.
Best of luck!!!


michelle said...

Hey Carrie, did you get the name of the guy behind you in that one pic of you & your folks?? WOW!! If you see him again, tell him I'll be there tonight!! God, I love Ironman!!!

Anonymous said...

thank you for bringing flat stanley! Good luck aunt carrie. love you,gilli.

Anonymous said...

we are loving this! take care of yourself and celebrate AFTER the race. we'll be thinking of you! have fun!

triguyjt said...

love the photos...
and loved the mile 140 sign from the previous post