>> Tuesday, July 12, 2011
• 1: ROAD RASH UPDATE:
I'm doing fine. I really don't know how I landed on a curb at 22 mph and didn't do MORE damage! Pharmie has always said she's never seen a bruise on me, and she's pretty sure I never bruise. My shoulder and elbow are just a little scraped and sore, and I found out that I also scraped up my hip a little too! (I brushed against a chair and winced a little - then I found a few marks on my hip.)
You've seen the initial road rash photos from during the race in my race report, so here are 2 updates on my leg (the other areas are less dramatic). Here's how it looked just after showering about 6 hours after the race:
• 2: THE SHORTS MADE IT THROUGH THE CRASH UNHARMED:
Someone FINALLY asked about them on Facebook yesterday. Patrick Parish (local rockstar) asked if they were OK. Yes, the shorts are fine. I washed them, and there's HARDLY a sign of any scrape on them - just a slight mark (but no tears or holes) on the left leg.
• 3: BEST COMMENT FROM MY RACE REPORT:
The award (if there WERE an award) for the best comment on my race report would have to go to local distance runner SteveQ. He said this: "No Port-a-potty shot? No stopping-your-watch-at-the-finish shot? Being a parent's changed you, man." It's true. I forgot to take a porta-potty shot! But maybe one of the race photographers got a photo of me stopping my watch. We'll have to wait and see....
• 4: TO SPANK OR NOT TO SPANK:
Remember Anne from my race report and from the speed workout in my garage? Here she is waving at Pharmie while heading out on the bike:
• 5: DIAPERS ARE KIND OF LIKE PRIZES:
As we were hanging out for the awards ceremony post-race, I had to take care of Henry:
• 6: AWESOME SPEEDO:
Just look at this guy:
I snapped a photo of him when I spotted him post-race:
Marta's always willing to help a man in a Speedo! ;)
You're welcome, ladies (and certain men)
• 7: EVOTRI PEEPS IN TOWN FOR THE RACE:
A few of our friends (and my wife's teammates) from Team Evotri were in town for the race. They all had a great time in Mpls / St. Paul!
Sweet heading out of T1
Ready to hit the finisher's chute
Smiling near the finish!
On the podium (she's in the second place spot, but there was a
mix-up and she's now credited with the AG win)
Nearing the finish (with local buddy Denny right behind her!)
This is funny to everyone BUT Robby.... But seriously ("Butt" seriously), I'm glad you're OK!
• 8: EVERYONE HAS HEARD OF CHEESE CURDS:
Finally, please answer this question for me: Have you heard of cheese curds? No, you don't have to have EATEN cheese curds, but you've at least HEARD of them, right? Well, when Pharmie and I took her teammates to The Chatterbox Pub post-race, we ordered some deep-fried cheese curds. TriSaraTops had NEVER heard of cheese curds! Here's TriSaraTops defending her stance of "I've never heard of these things," while Rural Girl is barraging her with "How have you never heard of cheese curds?!"
If you haven't read my Examiner articles about the race, CLICK HERE for my interviews with the pros 2 nights before the race, and CLICK HERE for my write-up on the pro and elite race along with results and photos. Thanks everyone!