Sunday, August 30, 2015

August: The month of racing

When I first planned out my season, I didn't really plan to race so much in August. But two races moved their dates, one after I had already signed up, and the Splash 'n Dash came back this year and the next thing you know, I was signed up to race four times!

If that sounds a little crazy, it is. But to make it even crazier, I had two races the first week in August and two races the last weekend in August. Normally, I wouldn't do that, but I had good reasons for racing each race.

Splash n' Dash #3

The first race of the month was the last Splash 'n Dash of the season. I wanted to do as many Aquathlons as possible, so I had signed up for the Splash 'n Dash as a series as soon as registration opened. Plus, it was the day before my birthday.

So I did the race and I made it a party. I handed out leis to my friends and I convinced my friend Jerry to wear a grass skirt and beachcomber's hat. It was just as impressive as it sounds. So impressive that when he crossed the finish line, the announcer spontaneously created an awards for Best Costume just for him.