Remember how I asked for snow this year? Well be careful what you wish for, as the Snow Gods decided to listen to me and laugh at my hubby.
JB and my brother did the Xterra Nevada Triathlon this weekend at Lake Tahoe. The weather was supposed to be cold, but imagine the shock when it started snowing in the valley at our house the night before the event. You should have seen the concern in my hubby’s eyes, as he was re-thinking his strategy on which tires to use on his bike, which clothes to pack, etc.
Both men jumped in the frigid waters of Lake Tahoe at 9am when it was 32 degrees outside and snow was on the ground. But from what they say, the challenge was mountain biking 21 miles on 3-5 inches of fresh snow.
Congratulations to both of them, who performed amazingly. Brother G got third place OVERALL, with a finish that was dramatic and controversial at the same time. Perhaps more details on that if I gain his permission (oh, I’ve got you wondering now, don’t I?!) JB finished 3rd in the Clydesdales division, also horribly impressive.
Pictures to come later. It turned out to be a lovely, clear and sunny day at Tahoe, and we even got in a bit of beach time at the Hyatt beach (hands down one of the best beaches on Tahoe). That afternoon, I used the inspiration of the race to go run a 5K myself. Totally unimpressive, I know, but you do what you can do, you know?!
Edited to add: The Clydesdale division is for men over 200 pounds. Basically, men that are usually competitive in triathlons are pretty little. Hence, they have a special division for the ‘big boys’. Which is funny because JB is pretty slender. And get this — the ‘big girl’ division, known as the Athenas, is women over 150 pounds. That’s pretty damn slim if you ask me!!!