(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.