Friday, March 28, 2014

To the Ocean{side}

It was finally here.  Jeff’s Half Ironman.  He had been training months for this race and we were finally headed to Oceanside.  We drove down Friday (my birthday!) to drop things off my Aunt & Uncle’s condo and check in.



You could see the buoys at the start of the swim from their balcony. 


We put Kenzie’s new TOM boots on and headed down to the pier to check Jeff in and pick up his race gear. Kenzie hated her boots by the way. 




The Ironman organization is massive!  It’s obvious that it’s a huge organization and that they have put on hundreds of races based on how smooth the packet pick-up process went.  Jeff was in and out before Shannon and I finished our fish tacos.


The day before they had an Ironkids race-next year we are entering Kenzie!


Once we finished with everything at the pier, we headed out to find a Mexican food place.  It was day before race tradition!  Kenzie protested her boots some more.



Shannon joined us for the week and it was such a help!  She snapped the below picture-my birthday/Jeff’s pre-race meal.


Jeff went to bed early, just before 9pm since he had a 4:30ish wake up call & 70.3 miles to complete!