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
I’ve got the eye of a tiger
Picture yourself getting ready for your swim start. It’s the very beginning of the race and you start to get in the zone, you find your eyes starting to narrow as you flash forward to being in the water, riding, and running. You start shaking out your muscles, you fix your cap so it is just right, and then its time for goggles, “your tiger eyes”. Once those goggles go on, there is no turning back. The excitement and nerves are starting to over power you as your wave gets closer to the line. You are ready to pounce…
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
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?”
It has been quite the busy month for all of us here at Tri-California Events! Three events in a four-week span: The Triathlon at Pacific Grove (Sept 7-9), the Giant Race (Sept 16), and culminating this weekend with the 18th Annual Scott Tinley’s Triathlon.
The most recent race in the Tri-Cal repertoire took place in and around the San Francisco Bay last Sunday morning. While the rest of the city’s residents were quietly snoozing away in their warm beds, about 400 bleary-eyed athletes gathered at Pier 3 to partake in the 3rd Annual Orca Alcatraz Challenge Aquathlon & Swim.