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Funnest Day of all of 2007

I am not kidding. Saturday July 14th 2007 was the funnest day of my whole entire year. While you will shortly see a WHOLE, MASSIVE, VIDEO FILLED page dedicated to the lifetime race, here is the (long) list of why it was my best day of 2007:

Waking up at 4:30 am with the realization that Chelle, not I, was racing and that the whole day was about her nutrition, gear, warm-up, schedule//driving to Lake Nokomis and thanking God for the awesome race day He had made// seeing all the pros set-up at lifetime, knowing that I could finally watch the race, instead of participating in it//hanging out with Matt Reed’s wife at T1/2 and her sharing with me who she would look out for on the girl’s side//seeing merrie, aaron, and chelle with that pre-race face everyone gets/watching the WHOLE pro race unfold = swim, transitions, finish – it was so fun to sit around with my video camera and play commentator// watching aaron swim away knowing our countless hours swimming together at the Y were coming to fruition// standing at the finish with my P.T Jennifer M. watching Bennett and Vanessa cross the line with mississippi-long smiles//getting together with my family and michelle’s family right before chelle started her first triathlon ever// cheering chelle on in her transitions//anxiously waiting with Papa Don near the finish to see chelle enter into the tri family//vanessa fernandes looking at me point blank and saying that it was not about the $money for her – and me believing it//hearing that merrie had placed in her AG!//hanging out at angie’s pool party with aaron singing peter morrow songs to sarah//talking to tammy about coaches and training//hanging out at the awesome jeff&gea pool with most of my close friends/ going to church with jlo//coming home to chelle and having some good pizza and cheese bread//getting all my gear together for heart of the lakes while watching the tour de france//filling up water bottles at chelle’s parents house (closer to annandale) knowing that 4:30am would be coming soon//thinking about how I got to see everyone I care about & is important to be from Minneapolis (ex-mom who is on vaca in guatemala), and watch the only sport/hobby I care about = all in one day//Went to bed thinking how He made July 15th 2007 – Tis an ocean full of blessing…

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July 16, 2007 at 8:14 pm
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  • August 4, 2007 at 9:04 pmbecky fernandez

    mijito, no se si mi otro mensaje te llego, I am so proud of you and Michelle! I thank God many times a day for both of you and for the discipline you have developed in these sports! you are wonderful and special. God bless you and thanks for sharing1

    te quiero mucho

    Mami

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