OK - I was a little worried when I woke up this morning to the sound of thunder, but they didn't cancel the race so I went ahead and headed down. It was pouring as we stuffed my bike in my friend's car so we were soaked before we even hit the road. It was thundering and lightning (lightning-ing?) as we walked our bike from where we parked to the race start. It took them an hour to figure out whether they were going to cancel the swim (they did), and we were biking in the rain, running as lightning bolts seemed to crack right down on the race course in front of us, but we finished!!! In under 2 hours! Not only that, but for the first time, my husband made it down with the kids before I finished so they were there, cheering me on.
It was AWESOME! My phone got soaked (and is dead) and hubby's iPod touch got soaked (and is also dead), but it was really worth it. And now? I'm exhausted. Had a semi-yummy breakfast following the race, and am now back on plan with clean eating the rest of the day. Is it 8 pm yet? I cannot wait to go to bed. (Did I mention I also had a showcase last night and didn't get home till after 10 pm? Sigh...sometimes the blessings in my life are so abundant they're spilling slightly over the sides.)