Friday, August 7, 2009

My sporty vacation...by the numbers

(I stole the format for this entry from Weldon Bradshaw, coach/teacher extraordinaire @ Collegiate School)

9: the number of states we drove through...West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut

101: as in miles per hour...the speed of Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard's fast ball. That's just nasty.

41.73: seconds...yes, that was our gold-medal winning time at the Bobsled run in Lake Placid. And yes, we (Rick, Shelley, Lisa and I) stood on top of picnic table afterward and hummed the Olympic theme.

2: the number of hard-boiled eggs that Rick exploded (not on purpose) in the microwave. It sounded like a mini-bomb going off...we didn't stick around in that hotel for long.

2: the number of broken toes (that we know about) that took place in the beginning minutes of the Ironman swim...Deanna B and Rick are tough.

24: the total number of Ironman races completed by our cottage (aka Team Mountain Ash)...Blake and Rick lead the club house with 6 a piece. Can you say crazy?

13: Lucky 13! The number of Leahys Rick shared dinner with over the course of our vacation.

Priceless: watching the people who mean the most to you finish something amazing... like an Ironman race.

5 comments:

katebott said...

Sounds like quite the adventure... glad you had fun :0)

Racn4acure said...

Congratulations, Susie!

TriGirl 40 Something said...

I think it should say "Priceless - having amazing family and friends as sherpas!" Thanks for coming up and being there for us.

Denise W said...

I love this format!!! Sorry about the broken toes...we are very familiar with that! Sounds like a wonderful time. So sorry we missed it.

Fegirl said...

I love this Susie! Too funny!

You forgot:
4: number of the MOST AWESOME Ironsherpa's (or domestiques if you prefer) that were housed in Team Mt. Ash. Without you guys, the race would not even have been half as enjoyable.