Wednesday, September 24, 2008


I absolutely LOVE the day IM race #s are assigned. You can always find something exciting in a race number. For example, last year my Kona number was 1625. How could you get a better number?! That is 4 squared 5 squared!

At IM CDA this year I was 1889. When I picked up my shiny #1889 bracelet the elderly woman helping me said "Oh, that's a good year my dear, my grandmother was born that year!" I told her "It is also the year that the backward pedal brake was patented for the bicycle. AND the year the Eiffel Tower opened in Paris!" At this point I am quite sure it was confirmed in her mind that all triathletes are indeed crazy!

So - here it is - my Kona #1587:

1. To my great surprise this is the year that Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded at Fotheringhay castle in England after she was implicated in a plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. Oh my, scandal! That castle sure looks to be a in lovely place though.

2. Adding 1+5+8+7 = 21, that seems pretty lucky!

3. 1587 is a lower number than last year's 1625, so that must mean I'll be a bit faster this year!


Roo said...

and 8+7=15....seems lucky to me! Not that you need it!

BreeWee said...

1587, LOOK for your side walk chalking! Us Kona-ers go chalking Friday, day before the BIG DANCE... we will chalk you up too!

Your email was totally the best & hit at the time I REALLY needed it, the day the numbers came out and I didn't get mine :(

NEXT year! Hope your final prep for Kona is PERFECT! See ya on the Big Island!!