Yesterday marked the running of the tri geeks in tighty whiteys aka The Underpants Run. Little do most triathletes know, but this run began as a means for locals to make fun of all the triathletes who like to walk around in teeeny tiny speedos with horrific tan lines in town. Ironman Danish, BDubbs, Rae, and I participated in this ritual last year along with Nelson (Ironman Danish BFF who didn’t make the trip this year) and were all geared up to participate again this year, even shopping for the coolest underroos before leaving MIA.
However, Ironman Danish has been really nursing a calf muscle strain and battled back from a bad spot with the help of Beyond Wellness doctor Katie Kreis, so, needless to say he is wary to do even the smallest run in undies without proper warm up and cool down/stretch session. As a result, we skipped it. You can thank us now for no pics of us in our underroos. Also, Nelson was not here, really taking a little bit of the ridiculousness out of this event.
The rest of the day, well, was pretty mellow. Historically, two days before ANY race, both Ironman Danish and I like to take as a rest day. The Ironman World Champs is no different, and, BDubbs is on that same rest program. Thus the day was spent lounging around the condo–which, I should mention, isn’t a terrible place to spend the day. We even were able to catch a pod of dolphins frolicking–it was AWESOME.
I did venture out into the world to take some glamor shots of Fergie with her lei beachside and also to check out the expo.
There was nothing much happening at the expo, in fact, I feel as though last year’s expo had more things I really liked for sale–this is a good thing, for my wallet. One item, and it was not at the expo, spoke to me this year and it was a super sweet set of arm sleeves from Planet Sun Hawaii.
Luckily there was even more free stuff being given away. Turns out, most of the SRAM guys mountain bike and were really happy when we asked to see the new XX derailleuer and they loaded us up with schwag. I, in turn, loaded them up with some sweet Rose Bandit koozies!