Wednesday, November 01, 2006


~Sigh~ Tonight PhotoBucket hates me too. I signed in with the wrong password too many times and now I'm in time-out.

Wait till you see my pictures though :-)

At registration/expo I met up with Commodore, Shelley, Lisa, and Bolder. As well as Rich from WV, who's been active on the IMFL Yahoo email group. It was so great to have friends there!

Registration: THEY HAD NO PAPERWORK FOR THE HIGHEST RACE NUMBERS, meaning.... ALL THE "OLDER" WOMEN WERE IN LIMBO!!! We couldn't register!! We had to wait till the paperwork CAME FROM THE PRINTER!!!! Actually we got quite friendly with each other, there in the holding tank. (I just think what my husband does with the holding tank when we leave a campground.) They sent us out to explore the expo while we waited, undoubtedly, as one woman alertly observed, a ploy to get us to spend more money. Lisa and I hung out together. We went back and waited some more. Finally the paperwork arrived and we got processed and now we exist. That was fun.

Lisa, Rich and I met up at 2 to ride the run course. We had a great time together, riding easy, pedal-around-the-neighborhood casual. Loads of bikers out; everyone smiles, waves, and says "Have a great race!" It is so much fun.

I was so busy and having so much fun I actually FORGOT TO EAT most of the day and never even missed it. Don't worry, I made up for it at dinner.

Might not get today's pics posted till tomorrow; don't know how long my penalty is at PhotoBucket, and of course I was expelled from Blogger photo-loading long ago.

Hope I can post them soon.... I worked hard on them. :-)


21st Century Mom said...

I hope you can load them, too. I am so excited for all of you and would LOVE to see pics.

Geek Girl said...

What an adventure! I'd be so stoked if I were you! Good luck!

Tammy said...

Go Ellie!!! I'm watchin' you !!

TxSkatemom said...

CONGRATS!!! You shook me all the night long!! I was getting worried, but I knew you'd do it -- and smiling and laughing across the line! You are an inspiration!!

bunnygirl said...

Yay, Ellie! I just saw you finish and you looked so happy!!! Congrats, girl! With a smile like that, I hope they gave you TWO medals!

E-Speed said...

Congrats on being an Ironman again!

Laurie said...

Congratulations on your IMFL finish!

Way to push through and finish.

Fe-lady said...

Hey Ellie! Congratulations! You raced awesomely!!! And I can't wait to hear about it and see your pictures! You are one tough gal!