Monday, September 22, 2008

Nutmegman Scenes


The lake where the swim took place. Really it's a river but in Connecticut they call this little cove a lake. Connecticut is also the nutmeg state. Yeah, it's a different sort of place.

The transition area was small but organized. It was also one of the cleanest transition areas I have ever seen. The race was promoted as "green" and they generated only 3 garbage bags from the entire event after recycling everything.

And that was how the lake/river looked at race start. You can barely see two green balls off to the left - those were the first set of buoys. There was another set somewhere in the fog by the boat with flashing lights. To the left of the smurf huts right before you reach the Fraggle hole - it was like swimming into a hazy make believe world out there.

Here I am trying to stay warm before the race. In case you ever find yourself half naked in 44 degrees, a wetsuit is the warmest thing around. Plus a wool hat. That's my new winter hat - isn't it great? Check out the fog in the background.

Mile 7 of the run and who do I see? NESS! We visited after the race. Next to her is the infamous Finn dog. You will notice that while Finn could not bear to look at me (he tried to hide in the bushes) he could look at my camera. It's a start.


Hey, that's me coming to the finish line. I liked how the curb before the grass said "DON'T TRIP" in chalk.

Thank you sir for the great race, may I have another? The smile says it all. When you feel good, you do good. But not a word about the arm crossover, ok?

12 comments:

Bob Mitera said...

Nice work E!

I won't say a word about those arms in these shots.

Muppetdog said...

Wow, nice fog. I'm shivering just looking at these!

Once again, great job!!!!!

BreeWee said...

ha ha ha, arm cross over! ha ha ha ha... you stole my arm cross over...

AND I could not agree more, when you feel good you do good...

Wes said...

At least there weren't any guns involved this time. Was there? How did you swim with that hat? Geesh. You are such a show off :-)

Anonymous said...

NOT a word about the crossover or RIGHT hand on that one picture. NOT a word.
You do look great! Congrats again! :) Jen H.

Stef said...

Great photos! Looks like a pretty place and you look awesome!

rr said...

Brrr. you look so happy! And all my finish photos have the cross over. I swear I only do it for the camera.

Beth said...

Great pictures Elizabeth! The fog and haze would have been more than just a little frightening to swim into - glad you made it out of there alive and weren't attacked by any nutmegs! By the way - what is a nutmeg? :)

Flatman said...

SWEET HAT!!!

Mira Lelovic said...

Nice new hat! You didn't swim in that, did you? (kidding)
I think maybe I do the arm crossover thing too?
Glad you had a good race!

Cy said...

I love that photos of you in your wetsuit sporting the wool hat.

Congrats on a GREAT day. It certainly sounds like a tough course, but you rocked it. UP AND UP girl!

... and IMAZ?

Javier said...

YOU! I was the volunteer at the transition at the swim entrance/exit. I remember you came out with your wool Cap and asked me what I thought about it. I dont know if I said anything at the time.

I was the same person guy at the aid station you came by to help out at after the race. Thanks so much for the help! You must have been beat. It was a tough course.

Congrats on a great job!