Apparently the requirement for a complete Memphis in May triathlon weekend are the standard photo poses. Aren't there always similar ones at your hometown race when you have multiple cameras pointed your way?
Wetsuit + swim cap head (thanks Charlie for sharing this with me):
Applying bodyglide, mushy stomach included (thankfully the bent over in transition and bodyglide application were NOT captured simultaneously and from behind like last year):
Actually running, and uphill even (albeit SLOWLY-- and yeah, this was the first 100 yards of the run):
Post race pictures with Laura in our matching jackets (when is the last time it wasn't 90F at MIM??):
Ridiculous post race beer consumption pose (with a Terrapin brand beer.. ahem, team):And that completed my weekend of races. That and the Amateur Challenge check I got for 3rd place. That 34 seconds by which Susan beat me cost me $75! That's like a race entry fee, as long as you sign up 5 months in advance and already have your USAT insurance and bribe the race directors... or one-seventh of the IMLouisville entry fee that I'm not getting back... or the cost of the numerous bottles of cough syrup and meds I took over the weekend... But really, who's counting? A check's a check and I'm heading to cash it.