Enough abbreviations for you? I had the pleasure of organizing a Beginner Triathlete Dallas/Ft. Worth Ironman Texas Get Together on Sunday. What an awesome group of people! (I'm unfortunately the one slouching in this photo.. uggh!) We ate at Uncle Julio's in Grapevine - I don't think you can ever go wrong eating there. Their salsa and flour tortillas are to die for. I tried not to make a pig out of myself in front of everyone, but seriously I could probably down a dozen of their tortillas in a sitting and not think twice about it.
|Back row: Craig, John, Aaron, Tommy, Shannon, Brandt, Brandon & Ernesto|
Front Row: Grady, Craig, Marcy & Steve
My favorite part had to be the Ironman tattoo parade. I wanted to check out the fabulous ink on these guys who have conquered the 140.6. From a girl's perspective, Marcy says she's going for the diamond M-Dot pendant instead of ink. I'm on the fence. I think a small-ish M-dot tat with the Texas flag incorporated would be pretty cool. I've never really had the desire to get a tattoo- nothing really struck as something so monumental in my life (not to downplay childbirth) that I needed to have a permanent reminder on my body to celebrate it. But, this just might be the occasion. More on this later I guess... still have months to waffle back and forth.
Anyway, while many of the people who attended have met before, it was great to be welcomed as a newbie and I look forward to getting to know everyone better and even happier to know that I'll have some friendly faces to see on the Ironman Texas course on May 21, 2011!