Vineman 70.3: Racing for Cupcakes part 2

July 26, 2011 on 3:00 am | In Employee Adventures, Sponsorship | No Comments

Another year, another race, and another Vineman 70.3 challenge. This year the challenge was with profession triathlete Charisa Wernick. A 75 minute handicap was set and Sift Cupcakes were on the line. Last year I whooped on Leanda Cave and successfully finished my first 70.3 with no hiccups so I was going into this feeling pretty confident I could take down Charisa… this year I wasn’t so lucky.

Long story short, I double flatted and had some mechanical issues. I ended up spending about an hour with mechanics, walked backwards on the course twice, and once thought about throwing in the towel and walking to the nearest vineyard to start drinking. Charisa ended up having a GREAT race setting many new PR’s, and totally whooped me with a time difference of 151:67 minutes.  Cupcakes on me!

Due to my delays Charisa had to hit the road before I finished, but I do not go back on a bet and had these delicious cakes delivered to her office. Cupcakes clockwise: Snickerdoodle, Peanut Butter Ripple, and Pink Champagne!

So what do you do when your race heads south? What keeps you going? What are you thinking about? Here are some of the things that  kept me going once I started rolling again:

  • It looked like all my friends/athletes who passed me are having great races!
  • It’s so great to seeing so many of the clubs we sponsor out on the course: Phoenix Tri Club, TriScottsdale, Delta Tri Club, Pasadena Tri Club, Asphalt Green, Silicon Valley Tri Club, TriAtomics, and the Tucson Tri Girls to name a few!
  • I’m really glad I painted my nails purple. It’s such a happy color!
  • The Delta Tri Club aid station rocked. Who doesn’t love a guy in a grass skirt and coconut bra?!
  • At least there is wine at the finish line!!!

Charisa on her way to a course PR!

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