Yesterday I arrived in Madison! The drive down was pretty uneventful except that my dad had taken a wrong turn and started heading towards Chicago. My parents and I caravanned; Shadow and I rode together while my parents and Jackson rode in their car. As soon as I arrived to Madison I got checked into the hotel and then headed to Monona Terrace to met up with Jake (a guy from the training camp) and got all checked in for Ironman. The check in process took about a half hour and about 6-7 stops in order to get all checked in! We all then met for dinner at the Irish Pub and then headed back to the hotel for some R & R. The dogs were quite active throughout the night having a contest on who could bark the most-not much sleeping went on!
This morning I met Jake for a bike ride and a short run while Cindy and Jen went for a swim. Jake and I then headed to the expo where, of course I spent a pretty penny at the Ironman store. The worst part about this is that I will be heading back on Monday for the finisher gear to spend more money!
Tonight we have the welcome dinner on the schedule then the mandatory athlete dinner.