Jake is a really awesome guy- he is a Dad, a husband, a vegan, and an age group triathlete who will be racing Pumpkinman Half Ironman in September. He has a really awesome podcast that I always love to listen to.
I first met him when we were both volunteering for the Mid-Winter 10 Mile Classic. We have communicated quite a lot on Twitter (@mainetriguy) and Daily Mile since then, and when he asked me if I was willing to be interviewed I jumped at the chance.
I had a great day whitewater rafting on the Kennebec River with my friends yesterday.
Pictures from the rapids are HERE if you want to check them out (you really should, I am the one with the watermelon looking helmet in the back of the boat). Below are a few pictures from the lower river. It was a fabulous day!
In the week or so since I finished Ironman Lake Placid, I have been in a bit of a happy fog. Since I can’t seem to form a complete thought, here is some random stuff!
Random Thing #1
But enough about me, lets talk a little more about her day at IMLP.
Because it was simply. Amazing.
Ange finished in 10:19:21
- 1st in her Age Group
- 2nd Overall Woman amateur
- 7th overall woman (pros and amateurs combined)
- 83rd overall (she beat 5 pro men!)
It was so awesome to finally meet Jen after following her blog for so long. Talk about positive, energetic and just plain ole FUN to be around!! I wish we lived closer I think we are a pretty good match! Hopefully we can get some training rides together either this fall or next spring.
Random Thing #3
John and I are getting a puppy!
It is kind of a big thing for me. I miss Bailey so much every day (I always will), and some days I think I am not ready, other times I think I am. We decided it was time, but still I struggle with starting over and letting this new boy into my heart.
This little dude is going to be awesome in his very own way.
Adena knows all of this, and gave me the coolest pre-race present EVER. She gave me a gift certificate for a Scout ID!! I was so excited because I was definitely going to get one for the new guy. Adena, thank you so so much!
AND. I have a gift code here to share with you all – it can be used for $1 off any Road ID product (this can be used up to 20 times, once per customer).
The code is: ThanksAmanda8171932
Oh yeah. The pup. It is one of these (I know which one, but I am not telling. HINT – he has a nubby tail):