There are going to be a lot of fun meet-ups already going down in Vegas like this one……
I knew that I had to include one that involved ice cream and chocolate SOOOOOO……
On Saturday (Dec. 3) @ 2 pm let’s meet up at the Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop:
Harrah’s Carnaval Court
3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(HERE is a map)
If this excerpt from the menu doesn’t convince you to come, I don’t know what will:
Billy will even be there (I guess I should ask him first) to be our paparazzi and race day strategist.
This is what Billy and I will be sharing:
Don’t worry….if you don’t want to eat dairy and really sugary food the day before the race, that is okay because this is 26.5 hours before the race so that makes it okay.
Have you heard about James Lawrence (aka the Iron Cowboy)? First of all, he lives about 15 minutes away from me and in the same town as my Grandma so I am pretty sure that automatically makes me cool but anyways, he is just shooting for ya know, ANOTHER WORLD RECORD. (HERE is an article all about him!)
(Picture from his Facebook Page)
His first world record…..22 half-ironman distance races in 30 weeks. If I do my math right that is a lot of half-ironmans.
His new goal…….30 FULL IRONMAN tri’s in one year. That would be 30 X 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run.
From the article cited above:
It could be said that Lawrence has been preparing for this since 2005, when he ran the Salt Lake City Marathon five months after he was embarrassed by his mediocre performance in a four-mile fun run.
“I ran that marathon and I absolutely hated it,” he said.
Two weeks later and he had a change of heart.
“I told myself, You know what, I’m better than that….I can’t let this defeat me.”
He did not start training for the love of the sport. He started because he felt defeated. Here was something that had beaten him, something that had humiliated him but that was always there, waiting to be tamed. So he went for it.
Way to represent Utah:) Maybe I will be able to stalk him down for a Q & A on the blog……. Either way, Billy and I are super excited to follow his 2012 world record and I am sure I will keep you updated.
If you could choose one world record to break, what would it be?
-Wow, that is a really tough one….um, the marathon!
Have you had any delicious fruit today?
-The best honeycrisp apple I have ever had in my life via Costco.
Who can come to the VEGAS MEET UP?
Do you have any hardcore awesome athletes in your area? What about any big races near you?