We made it to Ohio! It was (thankfully) the most uneventful travel I have experienced all year. And kudos to Continental Airlines for providing pillow and blankets for an overnight flight... and a decent meal that they didn't nickel and dime us for. Moana did as well as could be expected for such a long journey. She didn't sleep much at all on the overnight flight, but was aleep before we took off on the second flight and we had to wake her after the wheels touched down in Cleveland. That was a full flight so I'm sure everyone around us was relieved that she finally slept.
Grammy has been having a grand old time entertaining Moana. As soon as we got here she had Moana dressed in a tutu and a crown and earrings and purple shoes with feathers. Moana was in heaven dancing all around the room in her spiffy outfit and checking herself out in the mirror. (Check out FB for pictures!) It was incredibly cute. Well, it was cute anyway until somebody had to take her OUT of the tutu for bathtime... Can you say tantrum? Oh my.
Moana slept 14 hours last night... we slept for almost 12... much needed and now we're pretty much adjusted to the 6 hour time change. I managed a short ride/run this morning just trying to stretch my legs out. Um, it's cold here. It's not even 70!?!? I'm glad I am not doing the Full Distance Rev3 on Sunday. Too cold. I think I'll even be shivering doing the half. In good news, the half ironman waves don't go off until 8:30 AM so we won't be quite as cold as we would have been... I'm not feeling super confident right now about my ability to put together a fast bike ride on Sunday (when my teeth will surely be chattering), but I do think I've got a PR run in me right now. 60 degrees will be helpful when it comes to that. So we'll see. I'm a bit worried about figuring out my hydration needs when it's cold like this. I'm just not used to training/racing in anything under 78-80 degrees- I know what to drink in those conditions. Here, I don't feel the urge to drink so I hope that I can get in enough... but I won't be able to just do my normal thing because I think that would be too much? Anyway, I'm going to have to find some GRRRRRRR in me because I'm just not feeling it right now. Maybe knowing that Beth will be out there racing too will bring out my GRRRRRR? (In a good way, Beth!) ;)
In a few hours we're going to drive over to Cedar Point... tonight we'll spend time at the park riding roller coasters (!!!) and meeting my Trakkers Teammates. I don't know that I've actually met any of them yet? And it's kind of late in the season to do that, especially given that I will not be on this team again next year... but I plan on having fun with them this weekend. I'll be racing in bright green on Sunday and I think that will be perfect b/c there will be a bunch of us out there. I'm thinking that will translate into lots of animated cheering from people I don't know. Maybe that will help me find my GRRRRRRRRRR.