It’s Wildflower weekend!
No, don’t be silly, not THAT kind of wildflower!
I’m talking about the Wildflower Triathalon….this insane, 20,000 person event when everyone has to camp out beforehand….so it’s basically one crazy campout of triathletes and the crazy people who support them.
I’ve never been before, so I’m not really sure what to expect. All I know is that it is 3 1/2 hours away from the City, there’s very little cell service, I have to take another vacation day today, we are camping for 2 nights, the temp will get to the 90s during the day but fall to the 40s at night, and SOOO many people go, the place is packed to the gills and like one big triathlete party.
Since I’m not racing, I think it’ll be a different experience for me than those who are doing one of the courses. I’ve talked about it a little bit before (on my CnC guest post), but supporting someone training for an Ironman is interesting….hard and great at the same time.
I like camping (for the most part….after a few days, I crave a hot shower)….and it will be a good excuse to spend time outdoors, explore, work on my tan and read. Trurthfully though, if it weren’t for supporting my bf, Wildflower wouldn’t be my first choice for this weekend. Hopefully, I’ll be plesently surprised….
I was in charge of the food for the wknd. They have a lot of food vendors at the event, so luckily we don’t have to bring every meal.
Plus, because it’s a race and food you eat before a race is different than random weekend-away junk food (and because I’m picky and like to know what I’m eating to make sure I like it), we had to prep a bit more.
Trader Joe’s helps of course. Salty snacks and graham crackers (for s’mores of course)….
I’m going to pre-make pasta and chicken to eat before the race on Friday night. And then are doing the regular pb&bagel for breakfast. Plus fruit, etc….
I’m actually most excited to spend time reading (sorry if you’re reading this Jared and you were hoping I would say I was most excited to see you cross the finish line- that will be nice too). I got the latest Jane Green book out of the library. Anyone remember Jemima J? I love that one. Her latest books have been good, but not great….but def good enough to keep me entertained while waiting for my racer
So there ya go….a random Friday post. Off to a crazy camping wknd.
See you guys on Monday!
- Who else goes to the library?
- Do you like camping? Why/Why not?