Ok ok, I know.....I've been slacking in the blogging part but I've been running around dietetic interning like no other! I'll get right down to it....several weeks ago I had the opportunity to work (paid work) the SavageMan triathlon located in Deep Creek Lake of the rugged Allegheny Mountains of Maryland. Best part of this triathlon is that all registration and fundraising proceeds from SavageMan go to the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation, “the voice of melanoma prevention, detection, and cure.” On their website, www.winthefight.org/savageman, they have on their banner, "A Savage race to fight a savage disease." Very aptly named for this was one of the most intense and physical demanding courses that I had witnessed for a triathlon. When the climbs have names and special signs made for certain sections...you know its gonna hurt.
|Yes...the final turn buoy is a Swan boat.|
So whats all this hype about SavageMan 70.0 of 1.2 mile swim, 55.7 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run? I hadn't even heard of it until a friend, Mike, kept saying it was super close to Pittsburgh and I should race it. Well, I've been in no shape to race but I could work it and I am super glad I did! Now, for Sunday I had the awesome responsibility with another fellow staffer working "7 mile climbing stretch" that is timed and more importantly working the Westernport wall. To start, if you make it up this section without falling, the athlete gets there named engraved in a brick and put in the road.
Photo credit to Bergin for the photo sequence. Thanks! Got my sprint on all day :)
This person wasn't so lucky.
|Which one did he have on his shoulder? The wings or the horns?|
|First female finisher for the 70.0 of a time of 5:31:36|
|Amazing to be able to cheer this athlete to the finish!|
Your dog pic of the week :)
|Steely found a stink bug|