The morning started with a call from my father, expressing doubt if he’d be able to race this weekend because his office was underwater. Literally, a water main up the hill broke and flooded the building. Luckily by the time I got over there to see if I could help, the “disaster recovery” folks already had most of the water vacuumed out of the building and things were drying nicely. No major damage to the test equipment was sustained and they’d all be back to business as usual on Monday.
I spent most of my rest day being a lazy slug, surfing the internet and occasionally working, with my feet up. I did however catch up on a chore that I’ve been behind on – dog grooming. Max and Stan got extensive brushouts so I would be leaving behind neat and clean dogs. Poor Max had some gum caught in one paw pad that I can to chop out!
I’m essentially packed, other than some sports drink prep that needs to be done in the morning (T2 items have to be dropped off tomorrow). Most importantly, our Smofit mascot “Giant Garden Gnome” is ready to go as well. I don’t know about giant but he’ll be hard to miss on course.
I’ll try to update again tomorrow night when we’re settled in the hotel and done with the expo, check-in, athletes meetings, etc. Today I am feeling eager to just GET. IT. ON. already. I must be tapered and rested, I’m full of jumping beans and ready to go!