Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Lisa & Maddy's Excelllent Adventures: Iowa

So Maddy (my bike) and I made it to Des Moines Iowa yesterday. Man is it HOT here! The last couple days have been scorchers! Here are a few pics of our adventures in Iowa.
Maddy was a little lazy today and still hadn't put herself together...well she got part way through and decided to quit....
After I landed, and got thoroughly sweaty just pushing my luggage to the rental car, I went in search of a pool for a swim. Here is what I found....hmmm...how was I going to swim through all these people....
Hopefully no one cannonballs me when I do my laps (see kid mid-air)...this pool was almost the same temperature as outside, and a little cloudy after all the kids got out of the pool!
Then today, I scoped out the course and went for a run. They were busy setting up the transition, pontoon and grandstand! It's going to look amazing come race day!

The swim pontoon:
The humidex today was 109 degrees....my sweaty arm post run at 9am...
I finished the day off with a swim with South African athlete Henrik DeVilliers (at the YMCA this time) and then a relaxing massage. Good news, not sure where my swim went on Sunday, but it was back in full force today!!
Fun times in Des Moines, Iowa! Tomorrow Maddy and I are going for a spin & run--hopefully before it gets too hot and then hitting the lake.
Lisa

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looking for something to do? How about a leisurely 2 hour drive east to Iowa City and visit the campus of the Hawkeyes and see the old house. Summer was always muggy there and we had to stop golfing past 1400 due to heat stroke when it was over 90F. I notice the rug in the transition area is blue. Not the same carpet as the Olympics is it?
Our best wishes and all our luck for the Des Moines race.
Mensink Elders

BreeWee said...

GOOD LUCK LISA!
That pool looks like way more fun than the pools here...and more fun that the Mad Mouse at Quassy.

race strong, race smart, race fast, and give it hell! All the best to you...

Lisa G said...

Hope you have an awesome race this weekend Lisa!! I will be cheering for you on the live feed on ITU!

Stay cool!

CathyZ said...

Hope you and Maddy beat the heat today. YIKES!!! I bet you wish you had that ice bath with you. Maybe they will have ice on the run route..I think you gals will be needing it. We will be watching on the web cam. The DC coverage was good. Best of Luck to you Lisa!
Go Get 'Em Girl!! Hugs, Cathy & Chris

Haley Cooper said...

Good luck this weekend Lisa. I'll hopefully be watching online. I can't wait to see you rock it.