Come on…. I’m sure you have all envisioned yourself crossing the finish line with the new Katy Perry song playing in your head.
“I’ve got the eye of a tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire. Cause I am a champion and your gonna hear me ROAR.“ –Katy Perry
Traditions you may ask? Well to start, having professional triathlete Scott Tinley request this event to our founder Terry Davis, then having it passed down to his daughter Colleen for her senior project, and now watching her still produce the event with great enthusiasm is just one way to look at it as a tradition.
For you, there may be many ways of creating a tradition at Scott Tinley’s Triathlons…
It could be racing the same beautiful course through the hills of San Luis Obispo, watching your kiddos finish their first triathlon, taking a trip to Avila Beach with your family the day after race day, gathering with friends at the local wineries, or eating at your favorite restaurant in downtown SLO.
A delicious artichoke pasta salad for lunch? Why not!
We had the same thought here at Tri-Cal. Yes, we turned our office into the “Tri-Cal Kitchen” for the day as we happily tested some pasta salad ideas for finisher food at Pacific Grove this year.
The Tri-Cal staff quickly found out who the real “chef’s” were as we teach our fellow intern, Emily, how to chop onions correctly. I guess we can be a little hard on each other here and there, but we didn’t think our critique would actually make her cry… Oh wait, maybe that was just the onion.
As we dance our way around the kitchen cooking noodles and sautéing our add-ins, we brainstorm as a team to figure out other yummy toppings we can add in.
With my car packed to the roof, and only my side mirrors to look out of, I started to watch all of that was known to me fade away in the distance. I was about two hours into my drive when it finally hit me… “Wow! I am moving to the happiest place in America.” No, not Disneyland.
As the freeway signs start counting down and I make my way down the now known “nasty grade”, my mind is still filled with the slue of post college grad thoughts. The typical. “What am I doing with my life?”