Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Kona Randomness

In 2007 I got lucky. A roll-down slot at IM CDA had my name on it and a few months later 21 friends and I headed to the big island for a little race. This is my Dad telling me he-is-not-worthy. This does not happen very often!!

This may have been my favorite moment of the race last year. I lost my goggles and swim cap mid-swim. I think I got clobbered 1 million times (read like Austin Powers) also....

High-fives on Alii!

Fast Brian: This big gust of wind hit and I almost FLEW off my bike!
Charisa: Whoa, NO WAY?!!!

4 DAYS!!

19 comments:

Running and living said...

I love your reminiscing! I am so excited for you!

Rebecca DeWire said...

That must have been rough to lose your goggles and cap mid-swim. You are one tough chic! I can't wait to follow you on-line. You are totally going to smoke the course.

Court said...

Charisa, I'm a friend of t-odd's and now a fan of yours!! Good luck this weekend, I'll be cheering for you from Minnesota!!!

Meg Runs said...

Have SOOOOO much fun...do you have your clean undies already picked out?

rocketpants said...

oooh getting ready for it all! Have a great race and enjoy! looking forward to how it all unfolds. Enjoy it all.

Trishie said...

four days ! that's so exciting !! look at that fancy Kona body marking !

GoBigGreen said...

That made me laugh. Not the salt water in your eyes, the fast brian story:) GOOOOOO CHARISA!!!! So exciting!

LizE said...

are you there yet? when do you leave chicka? btw, i got lost reading when i saw your guns in the fast brian picture. seriously woman, i'm in awe and would like 2 tickets. please.

happy travels!

D said...

I hate swimming in the ocean WITH goggles, but without? Oh hellllll no. You're awesome.

ADC said...

How did you swim with no goggles. Yuck. I know this year will be perfect for you. Can't wait, can't wait.

Kim said...

swimming with no goggle.. wow.. you are my hero first of all. Second of all - you are going to ROCK it this weekend! really - you are!! Go Charisa!!

Colleen said...

have a safe and fun trip and MOST of all have KICK A** day on saturday! let the hard work pay off and work for you! we will be cheering from the mainland! xoxo

Nicole said...

I'm so excited for you!!! Be safe, and have fun!

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

I'm all giddy with excitement!! FOUR DAYS! You are going to have so much fun!

Alaskan Assassin said...

Is there a live feed for following the athletes during the race??

Also there was an article in our local paper yesterday and I guess we only have 2 people from Anchorage doing it this year. I would think we would have had more than that. Must be a down year for the Alaskans.

Keep those google on this year!!

Ordinarylife said...

ooooooo, I am getting so excited for you!! I will be following your race.

Enjoy!

Cy said...

I love your comment about giving your season 110%. You've done the work girl, now enjoy that amazing party. I'll be cheering for you on Saturday. I know you'll be amazing out there. CHEERS.

Runner Leana said...

You lost your goggles? Yikes!

I'm so excited for you for this weekend! Cannot wait to track you. I hope you have a great day out there!!

solarpowered said...

Your posts and your abilities constantly impress me. Have a great time this weekend! Can't wait to cheer you on from the east coast!!!